Juan Jess Benavidez was born to Sam and Sadie Benavidez in 1938 in Lincoln County, New Mexico. John later moved on to Utah where he met the love of his life Evangeline (Kenny) Benavidez. They married in 1962 where they raised their children together.
Juan survived by his wife of 59 years Evangeline Benavidez, daughter Virginia Dilworth (Don), daughter Linda Garcia (late husband Jose), son Jr. Gallegos (Teresa), son Mark Benavidez, grandson Jess Benavidez, sister Vera, sister Della, brother Pete, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his father Sam and Sadie Benavidez, brother Patrick, and sisters Patsy and Annie.
John was known to everyone as Grandpa. His love for the Lord was evident in every aspect of his life. He loved to talk to anyone about the Lord. Grandpa also loved to fish he was a true fisherman at heart. He taught all his grandchildren to be carefree. He loved to be outdoors whether it be at the cabin, fishing on the lake while camping or our countless trips to Lake Powell. Grandpa could also be found anytime outside with his grandkids “shooting hoops” or playing a mean game of H.O.R.S.E. Grandpa’s love of building things shows in just about all our homes. Most of all John (grandpa) dedicated his life to his family.
Grandpa you will be missed, and you are loved by all. A huge hole in our hearts can never be filled without you in this world.
Immediate family viewing is at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State Street, Midvale, UT 84047, Friday, April 2nd @ 12:00 pm.
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 2nd @ 1:00 pm at the Midvale Cemetery, 471 W. 6th Ave., Midvale, UT 84047.
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