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Eleazar "Ben" Benavides

September 14, 1927 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 93)


Eleazar Benavides (Ben), 93, of Albuquerque, New Mexico died April 22,2021. He was born in Harlingen, Texas and was married to Benina Benavides for 65 years.

Eleazar served in the Army/Air Force and served our country abroad during conflicts and ended his career with the Strategic Air Command and Civil Defense Squadron. After 21 years of serving, Eleazar retired in 1966.

He was survived by 3 children Susan, Michael, Andy, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Benina, and sons Edward and Jessie.

Viewing will be held from 4:00 through 5:00 PM, May 6th. A private burial will occur at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on May 7th.


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