Elsa Bender

4 entries
  • "A great and loving mother-in-law. I remember our fun times..."
    - Judy Bender
  • "May our heavenly Father wrap his loving arms around your..."
  • "Elsa, you were the most generous, always giving of yourself..."
    - Glenda Hebert
  • "You are my mom forever. I will never forget you and what..."
    - Michael Bender
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Elsa Luz Reguero Bender

June 29, 1918 â€" January 14, 2018

Elsa R. Bender received her wings on January 14, 2018, after a lifetime of loving service, travel, hard work and family building. Elsa was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to parents Victoria Quinones and Jose Reguero Feliu. She married Arthur Bender in 1942 and raised two children, Michael and Barbara before moving to Florida in 1959 and eventually settling in Albuquerque in the late 1970's. She enjoyed sewing, reading, crocheting, cooking, spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, dancing, laughing, and helping others. For more than 20 years she participated in an Italian language class at the Palo Duro Senior Center led by Virgina Emett with many beloved classmates, including Al Hurricane. She loved well and welcomed, without judgement, so many people, animals, and causes into her huge heart.

She is survived by son, Michael Bender and daughter-in-law Judy Bender; daughter, Barbara Menendez; grandchildren, Elsa Menendez, Sasha Menendez, Marco Menendez, Joshua Dresden, Eric Bender, Michael Bender, Jr.; and her eight great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 11, 2018