Victor Contreras (’75, MA ’83)


Victor Vela Contreras

March 31, 1953 – April 4, 2022

IN THE CARE OF Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

Victor Vela Contreras entered eternal rest on April 4, 2022 in Dallas, TX. He was born on March 31, 1953 to Longino and Carmen Contreras. Victor was married to his wife, Liz for 8 years but were friends for many more than 8. He was an avid Dallas Stars fan and took Liz to a game for the first date. Victor was a graduate of Bishop Dunn High School and took his educational career to another level. In 1973, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and in 1983, he received his Master of Arts from the University of Houston Central Campus. A very educated man, Victor continued his education at Southern Methodist University in 2003 with a second Bachelors degree in Social Science and also a second Masters in Applied Sociology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. Lastly, he proudly completed his Doctorate degree in Philosophy in Public Policy and Political Economy in 2011. Victor was a loved man and will be missed by his family. Victor will be remembered for his loving, caring nature, his passion for learning and infectious smile. He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Clint Brannon; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife and their dog, Sophie Lynn; brother, Robert and his wife Gloria; sister, Marlo and her husband Allan Samples; nieces, Monica Gonzalez and Renee Contreras; cousin who was like a sister to him, Ramona Padilla and lots of extended family members. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 11 am at Calvary Hill North Mausoleum Chapel Dallas, TX.

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