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Fernando Paul Benavidez

d. January 3, 2024


Fernando Paul Benavidez, 31, born in Albuquerque on April 2, 1992, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

Fernando is survived by his mother Gloria Francia, his father Gerald Benavidez and wife Trinnie “Babe” Benavidez (Bonus Mom); three brothers: Gerald Paul Benavidez and fiancée Amber, Adam Francia and wife Yvonne, and Tommy Andres Benavidez, as well as his nephews Aiden Jacob Benavidez and Joshua Adam Francia. Fernando’s surviving grandparents are Precy Francia, Orlando and Carmen Benavidez, and Vivian “Honey” Tafoya. He also leaves behind his fur-baby Shadow Bear (Goobie), best friend Chris Cavaliers, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Fernando was preceded in death by his Nana Carolina Francia, his uncle Fernando Francia, great-grandparents Inez Alderete, Rosa Chavez, Faustino Sr. and Carolina Benavidez, Daisy Chavez, Samuel Sr. and Trinidad Tafoya, and grandfather Tommy Tafoya.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 12, 2024, at 12:00 Noon at Rock of Salvation Center, 1835 Coors Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, 87121 with officiant Pastor Gary. Reception to follow at the home of Carmen and Orlando Benavidez.

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

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