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Gary William Bender

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Bender, Gary William

Gary William Bender, age 65, of Corrales, New Mexico, left us May 22, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Gary was raised in Coxsackie, New York until joining the United States Marine Corps where he spent the next 21 years. He met his wife, Joneve Losack Bender, while stationed in Yuma, Arizona. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1991; then he joined his family in Corrales. He then went to work for the Sandoval County Detention Center for the next 21 years. He learned farming (especially tractor work) during his time in Corrales.

Gary is survived by his wife, Joneve; his son, Jeffery; his daughter, Carol; daughter-in-law Brandi; grandchild, McKayla; step-grandson Jace Ortega; eight siblings and their multiple descendants mostly in the New York State area.

A Memorial Service will be Friday, 27th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Rd at Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 concluding with full Marine Corps honors. A reception will follow at the Bender's "Bar". Reception is potluck style. Please bring a dish and beverages of your choice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UNM Cancer Center Development Office, MSC07, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-000, 505-272-4443 (or the cancer center of your choice). The family expresses their heartfelt thanks. To leave a message of condolence or for more information, please visit


Daniels Family Funeral Services

4310 Sara Road SE

Rio Rancho, New MM 87124

Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 24, 2016
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