Theresa Benavidez

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Theresa M. Benavidez



Theresa M. Benavidez, age 78, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, was embraced by the Lord Wednesday, December 27, 2017 and taken to her heavenly home.

She was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque where Theresa was an active member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church 7:30 a.m. choir; and Sisters of Charity.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Desiderio P. and Bernadette Gurule; her husband, Robert Leroy Benavidez, Sr; sisters, Ella and Della Gallegos; and nephew, Robert Julian Gallegos.

Theresa is survived by her loving children, Michele Lee Benavidez and husband Rick Gallegos, Robert L. Benavidez, Jr.; her precious grandchildren, Valarie, Joshua Benavidez, Emiliano Gomez, and Vanessa Gallegos. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews; best friend Jane Morelos; her friends from The Breakfast Club, Golden Girls, and The 58 Class. Theresa will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose lives she touched.

A Rosary will be recited Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque. A Reception will follow the Rosary at Nativity's Parish Hall. Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:00 a.m. also at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Those who wish to express their condolence please visit our website.

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Albuquerque, NM 87114
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 2, 2018