Ora Benavidez, 72
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Oralia "Ora" Garza Benavidez, 72, was called to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday July 12, 2014. She passed peacefully at her home with her husband Tony at her side.
She was born March 14, 1942 in Nixon, Texas to the late Jose and Sulema Garza. She was married to Antonio "Tony" Benavidez on June 29, 1963. Ora was a very loving and caring woman, not only to family but to others as well. She was taught a strong work ethic early in life through her parents. She and her husband owned and operated the Union City Country Club for over 35 years, she also owned and operated the "Flying Burrito" restaurant in Greenville, Ohio from 1985 thru 1993. Her Flying Burrito stand at the Darke County Fair is still a popular spot, she was known as the "Burrito Lady." For 10 years she worked for Darke County Health Services as a Migrant Coordinator.
She was a member of the Greenville Business and Professional Women's club and attended the St. Mary's Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Women of the Moose both of Greenville, Ohio.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Antonio "Tony" Benavidez; children, Joseph Anthony Benavidez of Lima, Ohio, Carlos Benavidez and Ramon Randall Benavidez, both of Union City, Ohio; two grandchildren, Nicholas Benavidez and Xavier "Seve" Benavidez; a sister, Augustina (Jose) Juarez of Elroy, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Felix Mungia of Robstown, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children, Laura Ann and Ramon Benavidez; and siblings, Gregory Garza, Anita Mungia and Rosando Garza.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Reichard Funeral Home, 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, Ind., and from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert, Ohio, with a funeral mass to follow led by Father Stan Szybka. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com.
Reichard Funeral Home
400 West Deerfield Road Union City, IN 47390
Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on July 16, 2014