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Edward F Benavidez
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Birth: unknown
New Mexico, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 2006

Edward F. Benavidez, age 58, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on October 30, 2006. Mr. Benavidez is survived by his mother, Marina O. Benavidez, two sons, Mario M. Benavidez and Javier R. Benavidez, his sister, Rosella Garcia and her husband, Frank, a grandchild on the way and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Edward was preceded in death by his father, Edward Benavidez and his brother, Michael Benavidez. Edward was a proud attorney born and raised in New Mexico who loved his community and spent his life fighting for justice for those underrepresented within. Through his heartfelt love and passion for justice, he met with several United States and Mexican Presidents, the King of Spain, was Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States, was a founding member and President of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, served as a Commissioner to the Civil Legal Services Commission, was appointed by the United States Secretary of State to the Administrative Conference of the U.S., served on the National Board of Directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, was National Vice-president of the National Council on Legal Education Opportunity, was National and State Legal Advisor to the American G.I. Forum, was Vice-president of La Compania de Teatro de Alburquerque and Vice President of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce of Santa Fe. Edward also served as a commissioner for judicial appointments to the New Mexico Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico and Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Edward received various awards and honors from the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, La Hispanidad, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, American University, and the Whitney Foundation. In 2000 he was honored with the "Liberty and Justice" Award for Exemplary Lifetime Commitment to Promoting Liberty and Justice for All. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 2, 2006 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Danny Sanchez, presider. Final visitation will be on Saturday, October 4, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 563 Atrisco SW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by a Franciscan Friar. Interment of will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 
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  Mario Miguel Benavidez (1978 - 2014)*
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Mount Calvary Cemetery
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: May 24, 2012
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