Benie Felix

  • "My true hear felt condolences to you both. Benie was a true..."
    - Irma Garcia
  • "My sincere condolences to the Felix and Gapultos families...."
    - M. Elena Arista
  • "Dear Rick and Marissa, I remember when I came to Franchise..."
    - Joe Kirrene
  • "Rick and Marissa, my heart goes out to you and your family...."
    - Ruth Wagner
  • "My heart is sad. We will ALL miss Benie. She was an..."
    - Susan Marcale

FELIX, Benie Gapultos May 6, 1959 - August, 2, 2014 Benie Gapultos Felix was born in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. At the age of 7, she moved to Delano CA and attended elementary school and later graduated from Delano High School in 1977. In the fall of 1977, she moved to Sacramento CA to pursue a college degree at Sacramento State. Benie graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 1981. Shortly after graduating, she worked at Cal Farm Insurance as a Director of Human Resources. While working, she attended evening classes in pursuit of a Masters Degree. In 1984, Benie received her Master's Degree. In July 1986, Benie married her high school sweetheart Rick Felix and resided in Sacramento as their permanent residence. On August 10, 1994, Benie and Rick became the proud parents of daughter Marissa Felix. Benie loved being a parent and dressing up Marissa in cute hats and baby gap cloths. She also enjoyed watching Marissa experience her interests in dance, musicals and soccer. She made every effort to attend each event regardless of her busy work schedule. Family was the most important thing to Benie. In September of 1997, Benie was hired at the Franchise Tax Board where she worked for over 16 years. During her time off, Benie loved to travel, work in the garden and read her favorite John Grisham novels. Her favorite book however, was her Bible. Benie also enjoyed spending time with her family. Whether it is barbequing, swimming or watching a movie, she cherished her time with Rick and Marissa. Benie was truly a loving and generous person. She would always say, "You have not had a perfect day until you've done something good for 1 person." Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Rick of 28 years and their 19 year old daughter Marissa. She is also survived by her mother Estrella Gapultos, sisters Odette Oesau, Marlet Gapultos-Garrett, brothers Mario Gapultos and Bonifacio Gapultos and proud Auntie to nephews Claudell Gapultos, Marvin Gapultos, Darren Gapultos, niece Danielle Oesau and great Auntie to Bruce, Callista and Grant. A Celebration of Benie's life will be held Saturday August 9, 2014, 10:00a.m. at Capital Christian Center, 9470 Micron Ave, Sacramento, CA. A viewing will also be held Friday August 8, 2014, from 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA. Flowers may be sent to Capital Christian Center. The Family is grateful for the support and prayers from our dear friends and family. A special thanks also goes out to her FTB family!
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