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Elvira Contreras

September 29, 1941 ~ January 21, 2020 (age 78)


On January 21, 2020, Elvira Gutiérrez Contreras, a loving human being and mother, died peacefully at the age of 78 surrounded by her family. 

Elvira was born on September 29, 1941 in Sacramento, California to Secundino and Maria de Jesus Gutierrez. She was raised in Jalostotitlán, Jalisco, Mexico and returned to Sacramento in pursuit of a better life for her and her children. 

Elvira will always be remembered for her strength, courage, tough love, and compassionate spirit. Elvira had a passion for cooking, gardening, collecting thrift shop treasures, and helping in her community. 

Elvira gave life to five children: 

+Rosario, Gustavo (Xandra), Rosa (Jaime), Elva (Dennis) and Louis (Michelle). 18 grandchildren: Jesica (Jonathan), Patricia (Carlos), 

Anthony, Alexander, Christopher, Cristine, Mila, Ronenn, Xayka, Monique (Daniel), Nicolas, Andrew, Priscilla, Katheryn (Tim), Eon, Devon, Ethan and +Carina. Four great-grandchildren: Xavier, Abriella, Jude and Sofia. 

A viewing will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm and her Rosary will begin at 6:00 pm at North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento, CA. 

The funeral mass will be on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 10:00 am at Saint Joseph’s Church, 1717 El Monte Ave., Sacramento, CA. 

Private cremation will follow.

Mama, We pray that your pain and sacrifices will be remembered in peace and love all the days of our lives. Que en paz descanse con amor eterno. 

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Vigil Service
January 30, 2020

6:00 PM
North Sacramento Funeral Home
725 El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815

Mass of Christian Burial
January 31, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1717 El Monte Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815

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