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AURORA BENITEZ Weslaco- Aurora Benitez, 81, passed away peacefully September 4, 2013 in Dallas, after a brief illness. She was born in San Benito, TX to Antonio and Tomasita De Los Santos. Aurora and her late husband, Hector, owned numerous theaters and drive-ins throughout the Rio Grande Valley. She enjoyed meeting and serving new faces at all their establishments. Her greatest love came from cooking amazing meals for her family and friends. She will be deeply and dearly missed by all. Aurora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hector; her sons, Hector and Luis; and a brother, Pedro De Los Santos. She is survived by her sons, David (Matty) Benitez and Daniel Benitez; daughters, Diana Benitez, Rose Benitez, Linda Benitez and Laurie (Thom) King. Also surviving is her sister, Ninfa Villarroel of Venezuela; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 5pm to 9pm, with a rosary at 7pm at McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco. Graveside services and entombment will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10am at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco. Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco. Sign guest book at
Published in The Monitor on Sept. 8, 2013
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