Amelia was born in Malaga CA to Josefa and Jesus Contreras on May 30, 1923. She joined them in Heaven along with her beloved husband Elias (Alex) and son Richard on October 9, 2018.
Amelia was an avid crafter and gardener. You would often find her at the crack of dawn working on one of many blankets that she would gift to family members. During good weather she would be out in the garden pruning, weeding and watering. She enjoyed many trips to the casinos, especially Reno and Las Vegas, where she was very lucky.
Amelia leaves behind her children Anthony, Jesse, Fran, Marianne, Irene (Ed Bancroft) and Edward (Terri). She also leaves behind several grandchildren. Her granddaughters, Alyssa and Kaitlyn, brought her many hours of joy, and her grandson Richard always could make her laugh. She will be greatly missed by her puppy ChaCha who she loved to cuddle with. She also leaves many great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9-10 am at Higgins Funeral Home, 1310 A Street, Antioch CA immediately followed by recitation of the Rosary. Graveside committal will take place at 12 noon at Holy Cross Cemetery, 2200 E. 18thStreet, Antioch, CA.
Amelia worked many years at elementary schools with the Pittsburg School District. She loved working with children. In lieu of flowers, her family wishes donations to be made in her memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, online at: