May 23, 2024

San Antonio Tejano icon Roger Contreras laid to rest

Roger F. Contreras is laid to rest at San Fernando Cemetery II on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Services with close members of the family were held at Castle Ridge Mortuary.

His obituary said:

“On January 5, 2021, Roger F. Contreras was called home at the age of 61.

Roger was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up on the Westside of town and lived his entire life on Estrella Street. His love for music started when he was a young choirboy. He began to write love songs that quickly became popular and made him a well known icon in the Tejano Industry. His songs will continue to live in the hearts of many. 

Roger wore many hats and acquired many titles such as: Mentor, Friend, Icon, Legend, Coyote, and Colonel Rog.

To his family he was known as Brother, Dad, “Babydoll”, but the one that he held dearly was Grandpa “Popo”. 

Roger is preceded in death by his parents Enriquetta Flores and Roberto Contreras; brothers Rudy, Ruben and Raymond Contreras. He is survived by his loving wife Aurora “Babydoll”, Daughters Roxanne Ramirez, Jeanette Contreras (Michael Richardson), Nicole Farmer, Stephanie Garza (Richard Jason); Son Frank Bautista (Marsha); Grandchildren Jenica Wynne Cerda, Samantha Rae Ramirez, Jackson Rhyder Richardson, Aubri Jaisyn Garza; Brothers Richard Contreras (Robert Mooney), Robert Contreras; Sisters Diana Alvarado (Frank), Jo-Ann Contreras Price (Luis Estrada)

You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide and though we can not see you, you’re always by our side!”

Roger was the bassist of the Tejano group Grupo Alamo and served as a veteran of the Tejano industry. Roger wrote several songs like “Entre Cantina Y Cantina,” “Poquito A Poca,”“Con El Tiempo,” and “Una Eternidad.”