Jose â€œNashâ€ Benavidez passed away with his family at his side after a battle with a rare blood disorder. He was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Nash and Sista Benavidez. Nash resided in Colorado Springs and retired from Civil Service at Fort Carson's Army Hospital where he worked for over 39 years. He is preceded by his son Gene Benavidez of Cortez, CO and survived by his loving wife Bernardina, and his children Patricia Benavidez, Cortez, CO, Bonnie Sproull, Dallas, TX, Noel Benavidez, Phoenix, AZ, Maribel Benavidez, Colorado Springs, CO, Lorena Benavidez, Denver, CO and 14 grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 4:00PM - 8:00PM, with a Rosary at 6:00PM at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Avenue. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2009, 11:00AM at Calhan Cemetery, north side of US 24 at Eurich Road.