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Pilar Z. “Ben” Benavidez

Robstown, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Death unknown
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 182405743 · View Source
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Pilar Z Benavidez, 85, known by his loved ones as Ben, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 12th, 2017. Ben was born in Robstown, TX on May 7, 1932 to Jose and Carolina Benavidez. Ben spent most of his youth in Robstown, TX, graduating from Robstown High School in 1950. Shortly after graduating high school, Ben joined the United States Air Force, serving as a radio operator during the Korean War. In 1963, Ben moved to Lubbock, TX, and spent the rest of his life there.

He was the owner of La Malinche restaurant in Lubbock for 25 years. Ben enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and restoring homes for rental.

Ben is survived by his wife of 43 years, Francisca Benavidez; his children, Robert (Christina) Benavidez, Cynthia (Gabriel) Delgado, Sandra (David) Delgado, Beatrice (Ignacio) Salazar, Joe Benavidez and Monica (Michael) Garcia. Ben is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, siblings; Amelia Cisneros, Julia (Isaac) Castro, and Servando (Josefina) Benavidez, and many nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his father, Jose Damaso Benavidez; his mother, Carolina Benavidez; his sister, Amalia Verdin; and his grandson, David Aaron Delgado.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.


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  • Added: 15 Aug 2017
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