Benavidez, Maria, age 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on February 24, 2020. Maria was born in New Mexico on March 6th, 1919, raised her family in Morenci, and also lived many years in Safford, and Tucson, AZ. Preceded in death by sons, Tony, David and Zeke, and daughter-in-law Lilly. Survived by daughter Jennie (Fil), sons Louie, Juan (Irene), Carlos, Sonny (Lynn), special grandson, David, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, many other family members, and friends. She was known for her generosity, quick-witted humor and wonderful cooking. We will carry you in our hearts, until we meet again.
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