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Benita Grace Gallegos-Ambriz

1951 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Benita Grace Gallegos-Ambriz Obituary
Gallegos-Ambriz, Benita Grace

Benita Grace Gallegos-Ambriz, 64, born November 22, 1951 daughter of Bennie and Nina Gallegos, Albuquerque resident of the San Jose "sticks" area retired as a "Medical Assistant Analyst" with The New Mexico Human Services Department in Santa Fe, New Mexico, suddenly passed away on Tuesday evening November 24, 2015 in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she had recently relocated.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Sanchez; father, Abenicio "Bennie" Gallegos; mother, Avelina "Nina" Zapata Gallegos; and sister, Imelda "Mel" Donigan.

She is survived by her husband, Gregorio Ambriz; daughters, Michelle and Marsha Sanchez; grandchildren, Valerie and Gabriella Sanchez, Archie Ray Marquez, Marcus Sanchez, Alexis Cardenas, Briana and Marizza Sanchez; great grandchildren, Angel Sanchez, Alyicia Drake, 2 Marquez; brother, Herald Gallegos; sisters, Dorothy Stone and Annadine Gonzales and other family and friends who loved and will miss her dearly.

Benita enjoyed dancing, cooking, laughing, telling jokes, spending her extra time with the entertainment of the casino's, most of all loved and adored her special and precious time with both great and grandchildren.

A Celebration Memorial Mass will be held at "His Place Ministries" at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 where she will be set free at last to rest in peace. Arrangements made by: daughter Marsha Sanchez, Pastor Pablo and Lugie Lucero. Contributions contact Marsha (505)615-1052. His Place Ministries, 5505 Central Avenue N.W. 87105 located one block west of Old Coors.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 15, 2016
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