Amado “Motts” Contreras was born November 30, 1937 in San Francisco and died June 9, 2020 in Yucca Valley, CA where he had been residing for the last 6 months.
Motts moved to Big Bear Lake from Banning in 1981 and established himself as a much in demand General Contractor, under Motts Construction, which he continued to operate until his retirement in 2018.
Throughout his life hunting and fishing with his buddies were some of his favorite pastimes.
In later years, His great joy was taking road trips with his daughter Lisa and his 4 great granddaughters to visit the national parks with the mandatory stop in Las Vegas where he had uncanny luck.
Motts joined the Big Bear Volunteer Fire Department in 1975 and after extensive training, served as its Chief for a number of years.
He is predeceased by his daughter Amanda Contreras, wife Bonnie Contreras and mother Sophie Martinez.
He leaves behind, daughter Lisa Hill of Yucca Valley, CA, son Robert Contreras of Big Bear, CA, Brother Richard Contreras of Highland, CA, 6 grandchildren, 4 great granddaughters and some of the “ best friends and family a man could have.”
Rest in peace Motts, you will be missed. At Motts request, no services will be held.