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Benavidez, Benjamin "Benny"
Our Lord called Benjamin "Benny" Benavidez home on September 9, 2015. Ben was born to Sam and Rayitos Benavidez on December 16, 1946. He attended Carl Hayden High School and shorty after graduation served in the U.S. Army. Ben was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will always be remembered for his wit, jokes and generosity. Ben knew how to lighten any situation and make people laugh. To the end, he kept everyone around him smiling and laughing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, watching movies and was always working on something in the garage. Ben is preceded in death by his eldest brother Samuel Jr., mother and father, Samuel and Rayitos Benavidez and grandson Alexander J. Vogel. Ben is survived by his wife of 41 years Mary, Children: Ben Jr., Monica, Geraldo, Maria and Veronica; Siblings: Susie, Juan, Cecilia, Sylvia, Aurelio, David, Rudy and Barbara as well as 13 grandchildren. A visitation will be held Monday, September 14th at 9-10am, with services starting at 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Mortuary, 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 13, 2015
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