Obituary— Concepcion Benavidez

Obituary— Concepcion Benavidez

Concepcion “Chona” Benavidez, a lifelong resident of Van Horn, Texas, closed her eyes to her earthly home on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in El Paso, Texas, with the love of Jesus Christ and her beloved family in her heart. Chona was 81.

Chona was born on December 8, 1939, in Van Horn, Texas, to Natividad Navarette and Maria Luz (Molina) Navarette. She met and married the love of her life Nichols Benavidez. She so enjoyed taking care of her husband and together they raised four wonderful children.

Funeral Services for Chona will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Van Horn First Baptist Church with Pastor Ruben Arazate officiating. Burial will follow at the Van Horn Cemetery.

Those honoring the life of Chona by serving as pallbearers are Alfonso Gonzales, Alfonso Baca, Nick Benavidez, Gil Benavidez, Sammy Baca, Nuney Gonzales, Joseph Cordero and Eric Benavidez. The special honor of serving as Honorary Pallbearer, has been bestowed upon Chona’s great grandson King Baca.

Chona was truly dedicated to her blessed Lord and Savior. She would be in private prayer daily as well as reading the true word from her bible. Being a faithful servant of God, Chona would evangelize to those that she met to win their soul and heart for the Lord.

Chona enjoyed many hobbies which were made by her. She was blessed by her Lord with prayers and love and with crocheting, teaching her family members how to crochet, making blankets for her family and friends.

Chona enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys as well as golf in which she could have been a golf commentator with the best of them. She enjoyed gardening as well as taking care of her blooming flowers as well as growing rosemary bushes. Chona would always have Christian music softly playing in the background while doing puzzles, playing “Candy Crush” and doing her many crafts. Being an avid cook, Chona would cook for everyone who came to visit her, and no one ever left with an empty stomach. For her family’s lunch breaks, Chona would have a home cooked meal ready for them. She loved to make stuffing, tortillas and always had a fresh cup of McDonald’s coffee every day.

Chona was preceded in death by her beloved husband Nicolas Benavidez, Sr., her mother Maria Luz Navarette and father Natividad Navarette and one sister Estella Guerrero.

Those left to honor and cherish the memory of Chona are her sons Nick Benavidez, Jr. and Gil Benavidez of Van Horn, her daughters Deana Gonzales and husband Alfonso of Midland, Texas, and Adie Baca and husband Poncho of Van Horn, her brothers Tomas Navarette of Garland and Natividad Navarette of Mineral Wells, her sisters Juana Martinez of Garland and Dee Licon of Hobbs, New Mexico, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and the lives that she won for her beloved Savior Jesus Christ.

Chona will truly be missed by all.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn.

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