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Howsmon-Benavidez, Maria Lily "Guadalupe"



Maria Lily "Guadalupe" Howsmon-Benavidez passed away on Friday July 15th, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. Maria was born in Belen, NM on April 29th 1943.

Maria was a woman who lived life to the fullest. She was a talented musician who loved to provide music for Sunday masses at Church for over 40 years. She had two albums professionally published. She taught Sunday School, was a substitute teacher, a lifetime student who always in pursuit of knowledge and a talented artist. She was an amazing talent in the kitchen to those who were lucky enough to sit at her table. Her specialty dish was anything she put her mind to. Her easy going nature and outgoing smile made anyone who met her immediately fall in love with her.

She is survived by her husband David Benavidez; children Brigette Lucero, Troyce Howsmon, Mark Howsmon, Michael Howsmon; seven grandchildren, Gabriel, Theresa, Danielle, John, Noah, Ryan and Destiny and two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and one on the way.

Her youngest daughter, Carmen Rose Howsmon preceded her in death in March of 2014.

Lives touched by Maria were forever changed for better. She will be missed immensley. A funeral Mass is scheduled on July 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Albuquerque, NM. The mass will be preceded by a Rosary at 8:15 am.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 24, 2016
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