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Angela L. Bennett

April 24, 1947 — March 30, 2022

Angela Lynne Bennett passed peacefully in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on March 30th, 2022, at the age of 74 years old. 

 

Father Young and her close friend Kit, were by her side when she passed. Her children couldn’t arrive in time but were able to tell her they loved her one last time over the phone.

 

Angela is survived by daughter Laura Ciaio and son in law Andrew Ciaio of New York, by son James Ashmore and daughter in law Melanie Ashmore of Texas, by son Rabananda Bennett and daughter in law Kirsten Bennett of Colorado, by daughter Francine Bennett and her boyfriend Michael of Nebraska, by sister Mary Ann Tiedeman of Illinois, by sister Cynthia Atkinson and brother in law David of Illinois, by brother James Edwards and sister in law Carmen of Wyoming. 

 

Angela is also survived by grandchildren Nathan Ciaio and his wife Ashley, Ben Ciaio, Ethan Ashmore, Mathias Antonio Indermuehle, Nataniella Heidi Gurgens, and Ziamara Bennett. 

 

Angela is preceded in death by her mother Othelle and father Phillip Edwards. 

 

Angela was born on Thursday, April 24th, 1947, in Taylorville, Illinois, to mother Othelle and father Phillip Edwards. Angela received a Master’s Degree in Social Work in the early 80s, and continued to the University of New Mexico, where she completed study towards a Doctorate in Psychology, but later graduated in 1998 from the universities’ Law School with a Law Degree (JD). Angela loved her children and grandchildren. They live out-of-state, so there were visits and phone calls. Angela was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Her daily life revolved around her Catholic faith and her sobriety. Before Covid-19 she attended Mass daily. Angela loved tie-dye clothes, traveling, and living in different places such as Europe and the Northern Mariana Islands. 

 

St. Theresa de Avila Prayer:

I would love you, my Lord Jesus,

If there were no heaven

And fear you

If there were no hell

You need give me nothing

For me to love you

For even if I would not hope for what I hope

I would still love you as I love you now.

 

Services will take place Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church located at 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124. Rosary will begin at 10:00AM, with Mass to follow at 10:30AM ending around 11:30AM. Following Mass, Burial will take place at Vista Verde Memorial Park located 4310 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124. A Reception will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church beginning at 12:30PM going until 2:30PM.

 

In honor of Angela’s memory, the family asks that donations be made to Rachel’s Vineyard in her name.

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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