Official Obituary of

Elpidia Benjamin

May 15, 1949 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Elpidia Benjamin Obituary

Elpidia Benjamin, age 74 of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away March 18, 2024 surrounded by her family and loved ones at her residence. 

Ms. Benjamin was born May 15, 1949 to Francisco Navarrette and Longina Tarin in Presidio, Texas. 

Visitation will be held for Elpidia on March 27, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A prayer vigil will recite at 6 p.m. A second visitation will begin on March 28, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cremation will be taking place at a later date. 

To carry on her memory are her five children, Diane McCleery and husband Darren, Tommy Tesillo, Leroy Tesillo, Mickey Buendia and wife Sonia, and Brenna Estrada and husband Roy. Two brothers; Tom Navarrette and Frank Navarrette Jr. Sister; Tina Navarrette. Eight grandchildren; Christyanna (Humberto), Natasha (Andrew), Jaime (Felicia), Jenise (Ashley), Graciela (Adesina), MiaRose, Liam, and Benjamin. Eight great-grandchildren; Rihanna, LaNae, Oscar, Cooper, Emorie, Genesis, Marianna, and Ezra. Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Elpidia was preceded in death by her parents. Francisco and Longina Navarrette. Two nephews; Taylor Navarrette and Frank Navarrette III. Sister-in-Law; Mary Navarrette.

Elpidia was a very independent hard worker. She drove buses for over 40 years for the schools and for the government facility FLETC. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren laughing and making memories. She loved the color purple and never missed her novelas. She was always content with her double meat cheeseburger plain and dry and her pepsi. Although we werent ready for her to go, we are just thankful that she is no longer suffering. May she rest in peace. Elpidia will be missed dearly by all who knew her. 

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Amber and Keeghan from Enhabit Hospice for their kindness and support.

Services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home of Hobbs, New Mexico. 


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March 27, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Calvary Memorial Funeral Home
418 W. Bender
Hobbs, NM 88240

Vigil Service
March 27, 2024

6:00 PM
Calvary Memorial Funeral Home
418 W. Bender
Hobbs, NM 88240

March 28, 2024

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Calvary Memorial Funeral Chapel


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