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Johnny ""Ben-G"" Benjamin Vialpando
Nov. 29, 1987-April 27, 2013
Johnny ""Ben-G"" Benjamin Vialpando, 25, of Kirtland, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Farmington. He was born Nov. 29, 1987 in Farmington, to Jonnie Vialpando and Elanore Holliday.
Ben-G was preceded in death by his Grandpa Juan Vialpando.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rhiannon Vialpando whom he lived and breathed for; daughters, Carmen, Nikki and Tessa; sons, Mikal and Elihue; parents, Jonnie and Tammy Vialpando and Elanore and Todd Holliday; his Nana and Papa McKnight; Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Earnest Valdez; cousins, Aaron and Elihue Valdez; Uncle Sonny and cousins, Candace, Amber, Isaac and Mikel; Auntie Te Te and Uncle Les. He is also survived by his mother/father in-law, James (Trenda) Nichols also sister-in-laws, Tina and Jenny also two beautiful nieces, that he adored, Tianna and Madison.
Ben-G worked at Triple S trucking. He had many friends that he called brothers. He loved his job and moving iron.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at Angel Valley Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache St. in Farmington.
A Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at Piñon Hills Community Church, 5101 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington, with Reverend Ike Gonzales officiating.
A reception will be at Piñon Hills Community Church following the graveside service.
Pallbearers are Jay Nichols, Jonnie Vialpando, Todd Holliday, Quinton Wright, Aaron Valdez and Elihue Valdez.
Honorary pallbearers are Carlos Martinez, Papa McKnight, Rolland Gregory, all his children and his brothers of The Rig Up department at Triple S Trucking.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Johnny Ben-G Vialpando Memorial Fund at Citizen's Bank. Contributions are to benefit his wife and children.
Ben-G's care is entrusted to Angel Valley Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache St. in Farmington, 505-327-2710.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Angel Valley Funeral Home
2111 W. Apache Street Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 30 to May 8, 2013