Brownsville, TX - Our beloved husband and father, Jose Roberto "Beto" Contreras, Sr., 62, has gone to be with the Lord on September 7, 2006 in McAllen, TX. Dearest dad, you have always been a wonderful, loving and nurturing father. We love you so much and will continue to honor you. Surely we will miss you, but don't worry we will be comforted by the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mr. Contreras is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ambrosia Contreras; his children, Victoriano (Mary Ellen) Contreras, Jose Roberto (Ofelia) Contreras, Jr., both of San Benito, TX; Maria Elena (John Christopher) Allen, and Gricelda (Paul) Leal, both of Brownsville, TX. 12 grandchildren and 2 great - grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Lidia Gomez and Eloisa Rocha, both of Harlingen, TX; Rosa Quintero and Eusebio Franco Contreras, both of Brownsville, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Refugio and Eduvijes Franco Contreras; brother, Juan Contreras; daughter, Margarita Contreras. Visitation will be held today, September 9, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., also Sunday, September 10, 2006, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. on both days to be officiated by Reverendo Eliud Gonzalez of Asambleas De Dios Teamplo El Salvador in San Benito. Chapel Service will be held Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home. Interment will follow to Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Brownsville. Pallbearers will be Victoriano Contreras, Jose Roberto Contreras, Jr., Paul Leal, Carlos Navarro, John Christopher Allen, and Martin Contreras. Words of comfort may be sent to the Contreras family at www.thomaegarza.com Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas (956) 399-1331.