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Elida Hernandez Benavidez

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Elida Hernandez Benavidez Obituary
Elida Hernandez Benavidez, 82, passed away on February 28, 2018. Cremation has taken place and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at San Jose Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Martin Cordero officiating. Inurnment will follow at Santa Catarina cemetery.
Elida was born on December 28, 1935 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Thomas and Refugia Hernandez. She was the oldest of the six children. Elida married Carlos Benavidez and they made Carlsbad their home before moving to Amarillo, Texas in the 70's. She worked for several businesses and was devoted to San Jose Catholic Church during her time in Carlsbad. She worked as a paralegal for several attorneys in Amarillo. She enjoyed dancing and watching her novellas. She will be remembered for her deep love for her family.
Elida was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Ronald Benavidez, two brothers, Frank Hernandez and Richard Hernandez and a sister, Guadalupe Martinez. Elida is survived by her sons, Felix Anthony Benavidez and Ronald Benavidez II, grandsons, Nick, Matthew, and Richard Benavidez; a brother, Manuel Hernandez and a sister, Consuelo Acosta, and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on June 13, 2018
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