Aurora M Benavidez, 82, passed away Jan. 28, 2014 at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Las Cruces.
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She was a devoted mother and wife.
She is preceded in death by her parents Demencio and Delfina Madrid, brother Jimmy Madrid and sisters Angie, Celia and Corina.
She is survived by her husband, Ysidro Benavidez, sons Johnny Joe Benavidez (Linda) and Henry Benavidez, daughters MaryAlice Giron (Rudy) and Patsy David, sister Gloria Rodriguez, grandchildren Kimberly, PaulMichael, Patrick, Kevin, Brandi and Bryan; great-granchildren Karly, David, Haley, Miley and Sofia; and great-great-granchildren son Dion.
The family would like to thank staff at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, her caregivers at the hospice and Mountain Shadows for their compassion and care.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1, 2014