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1955 Benjamin 2022

Benjamin Griego

May 24, 1955 — September 19, 2022

Rio Rancho


Benjamin Griego, 67, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus while asleep in his home on September 19, 2022. Ben loved the Lord and his family above all else in this life, and was always striving to become a better man of God, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He had a huge servant's heart and worked hard all of his life with his creative mind and strong body to serve the Lord and to serve and provide for his family. 

Ben was a good friend, a great father, and a wonderful husband. He possessed a childlike spirit, which made for great fun with his children and grandchildren. He sought to love people for Jesus regardless of who they were or where they were from. Ben had a great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and make others laugh and would go to great lengths to prank people. He loved the outdoors, golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed watching boxing, MMA and tennis. Ben could fix or build just about anything and loved woodworking. 

Ben was preceded in death by his sister Arlene, his niece Jessica Higdon, granddaughter Mayah Spella, and his parents Nasario and Oralia Griego. He is survived by his wife Gale, their children Benjamin and Heather Griego, Erica and Rob Spella, Kira Griego and Joseph Esparza; grandchildren Talena, Destiny, Derrell, Nazario, Marilyn, Riviera and DeSoto, great grandchildren Seprianna, Adelaida, and Luna. Ben is also survived by his siblings, Sam and Susan Griego, Veronica and Pete McGrath, Rebecca Griego and Ray Manzanares, and Carol Adams; nephews Jason, Jamey, Gib, Kenneth, CJ and Xavier; nieces Monica, Kelsey, Whitney, Tammy and Emily and their families; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Romans 8:28 (NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 

3 John 4 (NIV) I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

John 12:24 (NASB) Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.


Any flowers to be sent, please have them delivered to the Family Home through Friday, October 14th.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 15, 2022

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain time)

Followed by a Potluck Reception

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