She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Contreras: and her brothers, Frankie, Joe Henry and Fernando.
She is survived by her mother, Lucila Cantu Contreras; her husband of 44 years, Robert “Uncle Bob” Macuba, whom she loved deeply; her son, Jim and wife Laura and their children Brittany, Olivia and Cole; son, Robert and wife Angela and their son Sean; son Joey and wife Lisa and their children, baby Joey, Kyle, Mickinze and Alyssa; brothers and sisters, Jesse and wife Maggie, Rudy and wife Sheryl, Ida and husband Johnnie Padilla, Odelia and husband David Candelaria, Roel, Oralia and husband Darryl Fischer, Benito and wife Sandra, Rene and wife Rachel, Minerva and husband Henry Valdez, and Rafael and wife Teresa and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces and their children who all loved her and called her Mom or Aunt Bea.
After growing up in Beeville and graduating from A.C. Jones High School, she joined the United States Army and served in the Medical Corp. at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where she met her husband whom she cherished for the rest of her life. “Bea and Bob” moved to Chicago where they were blessed with three sons. Later, relocating to Channelview, Texas, she taught special education students at Channelview High School for 20 years and retired in 2005. She and her family were members of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Channelview for over 30 years where she was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and a CCE teacher. She spent her last six years being a grandma, helping everybody she could and spending time with family. She was surrounded by her family when she made Heaven a sweeter place while listening to Elvis sing “How Great Thou Art,” one of her favorites.
A Holy Rosary was recited on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at Treviño Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery with full Military Honors.
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