Elizabeth Ann "Putt" Contreras

November 11, 1947, July 11, 2019

Elizabeth Contreras

Elizabeth Ann “Putt” Contreras, 71, of Nederland, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born November 11, 1947, in Beaumont, to Anne Abke and John Thomas Hancock.

Liz was a manager for many years at Lucky Liquor where she was employed for over thirty years.   After retiring, she decided that she missed all of the friends she had made throughout the years, so she went back to work at the Liquor Shop #2. Her nieces and nephews felt as though she was their second mom. She was always there to lend a helping hand to them when they needed, and she also loved to cook for them. In her free time, she loved to go and visit with friends, play bingo, or take a ride to the casino to play the slots.

Survivors include her sisters, Estella Hancock and Linda Torres; nieces and nephews, Renee Hodge; Billy Hancock, all of Nederland; Jessie Torres, III, of Port Neches; Dawn Sprinkle and her husband, Ronny, of Fannett; Fernando Torres, of Austin; and Tasho Estrada and his wife, Rosie, of San Antonio; Nonie Estrada; Lupe Estrada; Carol Gomez and her husband, Luis; and Ricky Estrada; great-nieces and great-nephews, Morgan Curry and her husband, Doug; Jessie Torres IV; Ethan Hancock; Kenzie Hancock, all of Nederland; Carsen Sprinkle, of Fannett; Valerie, Cindy, and Stephanie, all of San Antonio; Nichole Gomez; and Luis Gomez, Jr.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ignacio “Nacho” Contreras.

A gathering of Mrs. Contreras’ family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Boulevard, Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Memory Gardens of Jefferson County
3098 Us 69 Nederland Texas 77627

Comments (5)

  • Herbert Bass.

    31 July 2019 at 00:55 | #

    “ Liz” , was my friend. She tolerated my crazy iron crews as they came on paydays to cash checks. But she always took note of the person instead of the business. She’d miss all us , or if a worker wasn’t there regularly , she’d always ask @ what happened to Mark or Johnetc . I had her phone number and would call just to say hello since she wasn’t at the store . Will Never forget her , She was the bomb . To all us , I also feel the loss of her


  • Karen LaBorde

    20 July 2019 at 02:46 | #

    I met Liz through Lucky Liquor years ago. She was always so sweet and such fun to be around. I looked forward to going in there just to visit with her. I know she’ll be missed by all her family and friends. I feel very lucky that our paths crossed so I had the opportunity to know such a terrific, kind, and funny lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.



    18 July 2019 at 00:24 | #

    Ms. Liz was one of the kindest and coolest ladies I've ever known. Her heart was huge! We both enjoyed chatting about whatever new drama was in each other's lives and sharing a giggle and possible solutions. After moving from Nederland, I haven't seen her in quite awhile but now I understand. I am very saddened to just hear of her passing. Many prayers and love to her family. RIP Ms. Liz. Love, Amanda


  • Flo Hair

    15 July 2019 at 18:20 | #

    My deepest sympathy at this sad time. Prays for you and family, May God bless and comfort you


  • Judy Johnson

    15 July 2019 at 01:22 | #

    So sorry, Prayers


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