Benito Navarrete, 73, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Friday, August 24, 2012 at his home surround by his loving family. Benito was born March 21, 1939 in Villa Ocampo, Durango, Mexico to Norberto and Lucia Galvan Navarrete. He retired as a farm laborer and was a member or the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving wife, Vita Contreras Navarrete of the family home; three sons, Miguel Navarrete and wife Sonia and Rito Navarrete all of Las Cruces; Ruben Dario Navarrete of Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; four daughters, Martina Rivera and husband Gerardo of Las Cruces, Rosa Maria Rivera and husband Edgar and Cruzita Rivera and husband Reyes, Jr., all of Brownfield, TX, Juany Navarrete and husband Luis Carlos Perez also of Las Cruces; two brothers, Catarino Navarrete of Ascencion Chihuahua, Mexico and Norberto Navarrete of Revolución Durango, Mexico; two sisters, Dolores Barraza of Denver, CO, and Jesusita Navarrete of Phoenix, AZ. Other survivors include 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jose Luis Navarrete; sisters, Juanita and Francisca Navarrete, granddaughter, Vanessa Rivera and a grandson, Mikito Navarrete. Visitation for Mr. Navarrete will begin at 6 PM Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer 300 E. Boutz Road where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at our Lady of Health Catholic Church, 1178 N. Mesquite Street with Reverend Francisco Oviedo Celebrant. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery 760 S. Compress Road where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Miguel and Rito Navarrete, Gerardo and Edgar Rivera, Reyes Rivera, Jr., and Luis Carlos Perez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces 527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 26, 2012