Jimmy Lee Contreras

Jimmy Lee Contreras

January 15, 1958 – January 22, 2021

Jimmy Lee Contreras, 63, passed away on January 22, 2021, following a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer.

Jimmy was born on January 15, 1958 in Kansas City, MO, to Joseph and Paula (Patlan) Contreras.  He was the third of six children.  Jimmy graduated from Omaha South High School in 1976 and then enjoyed a career spanning over 40 years with Union Pacific Railroad, starting as a porter and retiring in 2018 as a conductor.  He was a member of the UTU Local 367, and was proud to serve as a president for its members.

Jimmy was married on November 26, 1988 to Mary Pat Kenney.  They had three children, which were the pride and joy of Jimmy’s life – Nickolas James (28), Joseph John (25), and Amada Cristine (23).  He enjoyed watching them throughout his life at all their athletic events and many activities as they were children. And proud to see what outstanding individuals they have become in their adult lives.

Jimmy enjoyed traveling to Mexico to see his many relatives, watching sports, and talking with his many friends.  He was one of a kind and had an outgoing personality with a great sense of humor.  Jimmy believed in faith, family and friends above all else.

He is survived by his wife and three children; Jimmy’s brothers and sisters – Josephine, Tony (Julie), Paula Ybarra (Timmy), Joseph Jr (Claudia), and Nati, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Paula Contreras.

VIGIL SERVICE: Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7pm West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 5-7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church (1723 S. 17th Street).  Interment: St. John Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

To view live broadcasts of the Wake Service, Mass, and graveside go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.


  • Deacon Ron & Judy Forrest Posted January 24, 2021 2:57 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences in Jim’s passing. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and May
    Perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed thru the mercy
    Of God……..Rest In Peace.

  • THERESA ALVAREZ (GARZA) Posted January 25, 2021 11:21 am

    I am so sorry for your lost of your brother. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Marcos Munoz Posted January 26, 2021 4:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Was a great guy who I really enjoyed getting to know through the years of working together. My prayers to all the family and may he rest in peace.

  • Susanne Soppe Posted January 26, 2021 4:30 pm

    Mary Pat and family,
    We are sorry to hear of James’ passing. May he rest peacefully.
    “Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted “
    Don and Susanne Adams Soppe

  • Tom Riveria Posted January 27, 2021 5:33 am

    So sorry to hear of Jim passing, I have very good memories of Him a good friend and a brother, prayers to all the family

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