Armando C. Benavidez, 80, lifelong resident entered eternal rest on Sunday June 21, 2020.
Visitation will be Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapel with a rosary service to follow at 6 o’clock led by Irma Juarequi with Covid restrictions in place. Cremation will follow at Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. Inurnment will take place Thursday July 2, 2020 at 10 o’clock in the morning at Mountain View Cemetery. Fr. Manuel F. Ibarra will officiate.
Armando was born April 6, 1940 to Esperanza Centeno and Jose Benavidez in Deming. He owned and operated his own business as a landscaper for many years before retiring. Armando loved to play cards, always purchasing lottery tickets and one of his favorite pastimes was bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Angelina of the home; sons, Xavier Benavidez and his wife Nadia of AZ, Carlos Apodaca and his wife Michelle of Deming; daughters, Sandra Benavidez of AZ, Yolanda Benavidez of NM; brother, Carlos Benavidez and his wife Sandra of CA; sisters, Ernestina Sainz and Hortencia Tarazon both of Deming, Theresa Shore and her husband Ronald of CA, Aurora Vega and her husband Jimmy of TX; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Armando was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Esperanza Benavidez; sister, Inez Ceballos; brothers, Raul, Domingo and Andres Benavidez.
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