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1947 Hector 2021

Hector Benavides

December 2, 1947 — January 7, 2021

Hector Benavides entered into his eternal rest on January 07, 2021 in San Diego, CA, after a brief illness.  He was 73.  He was a devout Catholic attending daily mass, praying the rosary daily, and encouraging the family to pray the rosary often.

Hector was born in Laredo, TX, on December 02, 1947.  He attended Buenos Aires (Don Gallegos) Elementary, Lamar Middle School, and Martin High School.  He played the clarinet and other woodwind instruments for the Mighty Tiger Band, and he also earned first chair at State Band competition.  He graduated in 1966.  After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict.  He served for more than 20 years.

While in the Navy, Hector served as a Sonar Technician and participated in the Navy Command Bands where he was stationed playing the saxophone, oboe, and clarinet. He traveled to different countries and performed everywhere. He got to play with the Les Brown Orchestra when he was stationed in Italy and played for Bob Hope.  He also participated in the River Walk Parade in San Antonio in 1972 when his command band out of Corpus Christi was invited to perform in it.

When retiring from the Navy, Hector decided to stay in San Diego. He worked at a Children's hospital for another thirty years and was retired because of his age.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matilde and Maria de los Angeles Benavides; and his sisters, Maria Gloria and Graciela, and Irene B. Treviño.

Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Marta B. (George †) Kinslow, Enrique (Yolanda) Benavides Sr., and Ricardo (Graciela) Benavides; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other loved relatives, and friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday evening, January 25, 2021 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021 departing at 8:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m.

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 59.

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, January 25, 2021

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Funeral Chapel

1410 Jacaman Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Rosary

Monday, January 25, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Funeral Chapel

1410 Jacaman Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Laredo

1718 San Jorge Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Burial

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3200 N Meadow Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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