Juanita Benavides

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Juanita Benavides LUBBOCK-Funeral Mass for Juanita Benavides, 80, of Tahoka will be today at 3 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Edward Teo officiating. Burial will be in Nevels Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home and Chapel. Juanita passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Lubbock. She was born on May 23, 1932, in Criesmen, Texas, to the late Magdaleno and Martina Martinez. She married Nieves Benavides on Dec. 2, 1956, in Caldwell, Texas; he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2001. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Benavides Wood on Jan. 30, 2002. Survivors include a son Nieves Benavides Jr. of Tahoka; four daughters, Mary Walters of Dallas, Irene Guererro of Grassland, and Susie Alvarado and Mary Salinas, both of Tahoka; a brother, Lorenzo Martines of Bryan; four sisters, Marita Martinez of Bryan, Tomasa Gonzales of Dallas, Lupe Simmons of Temple and Sofia Estrada of Slaton; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 8, 2013
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