Maria Mercedes Benavidez 


Maria Mercedes Benavidez

Maria Mercedes Benavidez, age 74, of Casa Colorada, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Los Lunas surrounded by her loved ones. 

Mercedes was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and worked at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School until it closed. She then retired from Adelante. She was a foster grandparent at Gil Sanchez Elementary. 

She loved everyone like if they were her own. She never missed a sporting event or school function that her grandchildren were involved in. 

Mercedes is preceded in death by her parents, Benito amd Pricilla; brother, Dennis; and son, Gerald Flores. 

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Ricardo) Varela; grandkids, Anessa, Armando, Arturo, Alfredo and Anthony Flores; great-granddaughter, Anaya Flores; siblings, Rudy and Lorraine, Boleslo, Joanne and Ted Benavidez, Adela Luna and Rosemary Chavez; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

She will be missed by everyone who knew her. 

Funeral services have already taken place, and she was interred at the Casa Colorada Cemetery. 

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