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Ben F. Fresquez

November 28, 2020

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Ben F. Fresquez – Age 88, a resident of San Pedro, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, preceded in death by his father Melecio B. Fresquez and mother Braulia Ortiz Fresquez, and daughter Yvette Marie Archuleta, surviving grandson Christopher J. Archuleta, sisters Lugarda Lujan, Gilda Quintana, Amanda Rolfes, and brother Tony Fresquez. 

Ben is survived by his wife Eremita (Erma) Maria Fresquez of the home; sisters Amelia Sisneros and Angelina Romero; children Marian Martinez (Fabian), Bennie “Jet” Fresquez (Cathy), Rocky Fresquez (Pam), Madeline Lovato (Rudy), Gene Fresquez (Judy), Edwina Holmes (Oliver), and Marshall Fresquez (Monica); 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Ben was drafted to the US Army in 1951, was deployed to Korea and later returned to the family, where he met his beloved wife Erma and was married for 67 years.  He retired from the US Postal Service in Los Alamos, where he served 38 years of service.  He continued his hobbies of gardening and raising livestock.  Ben lived a fulfilling life with extraordinary accomplishments  that have inspired all that had the honor of knowing him, with his strong presence, caring heart, and willingness to help a person in need.  His most cherished gift is how he lived for his family and friends.  Ben will forever rest in peace.

Assisting the family as pallbearers are Mario Martinez, Rico Bustos, Dominic Fresquez, Jesse Fresquez, Christopher Archuleta, and Edgerrin Garcia.  Honorary Pallbearers are Nigel Trujillo, Ben Fresquez, Joshua Fresquez, Sean Archuleta, and Zachary Urioste.  Private funeral services will be held for immediate family.  Your kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.  Please visit the on-line register for Ben at The family of Ben F. Fresquez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.


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