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 Benjamin “Big Benny” Velasquez

Benjamin “Big Benny” Velasquez

Birth
Orchard, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Jan 2003 (aged 81)
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Burial Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 101992434 · View Source
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Benjamin 'Big Benny' Velasquez passed away January 3, 2003.

Funeral services will take place at Immaculate Conception on January 9, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Mon. O'Keefe officiating.

Pallbearers include Gregg Ponce, Michael Ponce Jr., Geoffrey LaFontaine, Kelly and Mark Velasquez, and Ernie Munoz.Honorary bearers are Pete Duran, Tommy Munoz, Jack Sanders, Roberto Ramirez, and Mike Ponce Sr.

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Benjamin 'Big Benny' Velasquez passed away Friday, January 3, 2003 at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1921 in Orchard, Texas and later owned and operated the Friendly Tavern until his retirement. Benny was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy, and later worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and AA Amusement.

Benny is survived by his children, Benjamin Velasquez Jr., Daniel (Karen) Velasquez, and Sylvia (Mike) Bierman; sister, Soledad Acebo of Bellville, Texas, brother, Mike Velasquez of La Marque, Texas; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mathilda (Marty) Velasquez, parents, Nicholas Velasquez and Refugio Perez, and brother, Ascension Velasquez.

Visitation is at Johnson Mortuary on January 8, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., with Wake and Rosary following at 7:00 p.m.Funeral services will take place at Immaculate Conception on January 9, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Mon. O'Keefe officiating.His final resting place will be Desert Lawn.

Pallbearers include Gregg Ponce, Michael Ponce Jr., Geoffrey LaFontaine, Kelly and Mark Velasquez.Honorary bearers are Pete Duran, Tommy Munoz, Jack Sanders, Roberto Ramirez, and Mike Ponce Sr.

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Grandson, Mark Daniel Velasquez (1983-2005)


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  • Created by: Marilyn
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101992434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin “Big Benny” Velasquez (21 Jul 1921–3 Jan 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101992434, citing Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn (contributor 47077044) .