Music 08

Antonio Lewis Benavidez

April 26, 1980 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 39)





Antonio Lewis Benavidez, 39, of Santa Fe, was called home to be with the Lord, on September 19, 2019; following several months of chronic health problems.

He studied visual arts at SFCC and during that time spent nearly a decade working sessions at the New Mexico State Legislature. More recently, was employed at the New Mexico Department of Transportation before his disability and other health issues hindered his ability.

Coming from a family of talented musicians, he was an avid guitar player and a lifelong lover of music. As an artist, he enjoyed creating works from found objects and traditional materials.

He was strongly connected to his family, friends and the universe. He was deeply spiritual and intuitively displayed knowledge beyond what most could comprehend.

He was an empathetic and sensitive person and despite his pain and neurological difficulties, was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all. Always giving, always loving. He always had something to give his nephew and he always asked for bendiciones from mom.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry C. Benavidez, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Josephine B. Baca, his sister Christal J. Branch (Rodrigo), his brother Jerry C. Benavidez, Jr. (Sarah), his nieces and nephews, Kyran Benavidez, Alanna Larlee, Jailey Benavidez and Christopher Branch. Also, many beloved family and friends.


Graveside Memorial  Service - October 14, 2019 11 a.m.

Burial 11:30 a.m.

Rosario Cemetery - St. Jude Section

499 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe NM 87501

Reception Immediately Following

VFW #2951

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Santa Fe Post 2951

307 Montezuma Avenue

Santa Fe NM 87501

The Family of Antonio Lewis Benavidez has entrusted the care of their beloved one to Avista Cremation & Burial.


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Memorial Service
October 14, 2019

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Rosario Cemetery
499 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

October 14, 2019

11:30 PM
Rosario Cemetery
499 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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