Deming - Benito Delgado Valenzuela, 77, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Benito was born on April 3,1944 in Fierro, NM to Matias A. and Christina (Delgado) Valenzuela. He served his country honorably in the US Army. He had a love for horses, telling jokes and stories, riding around town listening to music, and his favorite quote and answer to everything was "Oh Well". He is survived by his son; Matthew Valenzuela and his wife Marisa of Fierro, NM; his daughter; Alexandra Newell and her husband Bobby of Deming, NM; two step sons; Eric Leyba and Louis Leyba and their mother Margaret Valenzuela. He had a partner Irene Chavez, who he adored of 20 years. One brother; Luis Valenzuela of Las Cruces, NM; three sisters; Mary Granado of Deming, NM; Hortencia Alvarez and her husband Manuel of Deming, NM; and Delia Chairez of Las Cruces, NM; seven grandchildren, Edric Boomgaarn, Mitchel Boomgaarn, Matthew Valenzuela, Araceli Valenzuela, Benito Valenzuela, Edric Leyba Jr and Danielle Leyba; Five great grandchildren, Zoey Boomgaarn, Addie Acosta, Josiah Acosta, Matthew Valenzuela Jr. and Zariah Valenzuela. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother Emilio Valenzuela, two sisters, Lila Valenzuela and Elvira Parra. Visitation will be on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 9-10am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fierro, NM. Rosary will then begin at 10am with Deacon, Richard Rodriguez officiating. Funeral mass will then begin at 10:30am with Father, Martin Okonkwo officiating. Concluding services with an interment will be at Fierro cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Valenzuela Sr., Matthew Valenzuela Jr., Benito Valenzuela, Bobby Newell, Edric Boomgaarn and Mitchel Boomgaarn. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-546-0070. To send your condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com
Published by Deming Headlight from Jul. 13 to Jul. 16, 2021.