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Gaylord "Leon" Bence
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1938
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 2010
Cameron County
Texas, USA

71, of Harlingen entered into rest Wednesday, March 24, 2010. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois on April 28, 1938. Mr. Bence worked with Lloyd Bentsen, Sr of Mission and L&B Partnership for over 35 years. He was also owner of Bence Nursery of Harlingen for over 45 years and a real estate developer in the Rio Grande Valley. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda Lee Bence of Harlingen; 2 sons, Leon Scott Bence and Travis Lee (Sheila) Bence a grand-daughter, Ava Linda Bence all of Harlingen and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dilbert & Bernice Bence and 2 sisters, Margaret Roytek and Ellen Buckley.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10am to 9pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 27, 2010 departing the Rudy Garza Chapel of Peace at 1:30pm for a 2pm service at 1st United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Valverde officiating.
Entombment will follow at Heavenly Grace Cemetery. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home of Harlingen.

Family links: 
  Delbert Gaylord Bence (1902 - 1949)
  Bernice Frances Hunt Bence (1902 - 1997)
  Leon Scott Bence (1966 - 2012)*
  Ellen J Bence Buckley (1931 - 1977)*
  Gaylord "Leon" Bence (1938 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Heavenly Grace Memorial Park
La Feria
Cameron County
Texas, USA
Created by: Candis Laningham
Record added: Jun 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53803304
Gaylord Leon Bence
Added by: Candis Laningham
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 Added: Oct. 15, 2011

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