Aurelio Benavidez, 83 of Petaca passed away on April 12th,2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Carolina Pena and Damian Benavidez; brothers Vianes Benavidez, Cristobal Benavidez, Criseldo Benavidez, and Juby Benavidez; sisters Aneda Benavidez, Evlemia Gallegos, and Grace Martinez; niece Dorann Lovato, her son Jesse Lovato; nephews Jerry Benavidez, Ramon Martinez, Richard Gallegos and Joe Lovato.
Aurelio was a kind-hearted man and he helped everyone he could. He was also a happy man who loved joking around and he loved the outdoors. He always loved spending time with his family. He was a loving father, and grandpa and he touched everyone’s heart in his own special way.
He is survived by his daughter Carolina Benavidez of Petaca, NM; granddaughter Adrianna Rodriguez, son-in-law Jesse Rodriguez; mother of his children Maxine Vigil of Espanola; son Christobal Benavidez of Las Tablas, NM, daughter in law Valeria Benavidez; stepdaughter Stephanie Vigil of Las Tablas, NM; brother Sebedo Benavidez of Farmington, NM, and many nieces, nephews that he loved and many extended family and friends that are in his heart. Services will be held on April 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at DeVargas Funeral Home. The family of Aurelio Benavidez has entrusted their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
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