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Mary Eslinda Alires Benavidez
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1927
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 2012
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Mary Eslinda "Mrs. B" Benavidez, age 85, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary Eslinda was born on February 6, 1927 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to the late Rafael Alires and Sara Alires. Mary Eslinda worked for the San Miguel Senior Citizens as a receptionist for seven years also worked for Henry Blattman. Mary Eslinda was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Mary Eslinda enjoyed playing pool, cooking, spending time with family and friends. Mary Eslinda was very outgoing. A Catholic and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Mary Eslinda is preceded in death by her parents, Rafael and Sara Alires, husband, Jose B. Benavidez, sons, David Duran, Lawrence "Tomate" Duran and Rudy "Roots" Duran, grandsons, Kevin "Keebler" Duran and Mark Martinez, sisters, Marie Sandoval, Ann Soto and Sophie Romo and brother, Jose Alires. Mary Eslinda is survived by her daughters, Sally Maes and her husband, John of Denver, CO, Nancy Ortiz and her husband, Leroy of Pueblo, CO, Marcella Palomino and Theresa, Madrid both of Las Vegas, NM, JoAnn Duran and Patricia Leonard both of Albuquerque, NM, thirty-seven grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren and twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren, sister, Mary Valdez of Pueblo, CO, brother, Sam Alries and his wife, Cruzita of Las Vegas, NM, daughter-in law, Sharon Duran of Las Vegas, NM, brother-in-law, Walter Soto of Pueblo, CO, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Rosary services will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father George V, Salazar as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM with the following serving as casket bearers, Johnny Maes, Kenneth Madrid, Lucas Duran, Luis Mendoza, Steve Ortiz, Tim Alires, Jesus Palomino and Ruben Estrada. Serving as honorary bearers will be the remaining grandchildren. 
 
Burial:
Saint Anthonys Cemetery
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Oct 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99901527
Mary Eslinda <i>Alires</i> Benavidez
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