Bridgette Bendiola, 58, a resident of Hernandez, passed away on April 3, 2022,
She was preceded in death by her parents Rudy and Gloria Bendiola, brother Rudy “BooBoo” Bendiola, grandparents Benny and Jessie Ortega, Uncle Benny J. Ortega (Shorty) of Hernandez, brother-in-law Eloy Roybal, niece Crystal Kayla Roybal, and brother-in-law Amos Duran of El Rancho.
Bridgette is survived by her siblings Darlene Perez of California, Celina Chavez, Simon Bendiola, Jessica Roybal of New Mexico, and Minnette Duran of Seattle, WA. She is also survived by her children Ray Sanchez Jr., Leticia Sanchez, Sammy Sanchez, Tito Sanchez, Danny Sanchez, and Vanessa Savala of California. Uncle Adam (Becky) Ortega of Santa Clara, Joseph "Pepo" Ortega of Henrandez, and Aunt Marcella Martinez of Mendanales and Aunts Eileen Ulibarri, Becky Cordova and their families from Hernandez, eleven close cousins, her fiancé Fred Romero and the Gurule family of Hernandez.
Bridgette was a loving and caring person. She was not afraid anything. Bridgette was so proud of her heritage and that she was native. Bridgette will have a private service which will be held at a later date, and she will be laid to rest at the family ranch in Hernandez.
The family of Bridgette Bendiola has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com