Corando Valente Benavides
May 2, 1930 – March 19, 2020
Corando Valente Benavides was born on May 2, 1930 in San Diego, TX and passed away on March 19, 2020.
He graduated from Corpus Christi High School. He was in the Korean Conflict from 1948-1952, where he was a Medic. He was employed by ARADMAC for 33 years.
He was also a cursillo with the Catholic church. He enjoyed spending time at his ranch, spending time with grandchildren, barbecuing, and carpentry. He loved his morning walks and having coffee at the Whataburger on Ayers & SPID with the Coffee Club.
Corando is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Z. Benavides of 67 years; parents, Uvaldo & Josefa Benavides; his brother, Servando Benavides; his sister, Adela Benavides, and two of his grandchildren, Daniel G. Benavides & Paul H. Benavides.
Survivors include his children, Henry Benavides, Delia Z. Benavides, Daniel (Rosemary) Benavides, Albert Benavides, Brenda Benavides. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, his sister, Mary Garza, and brother, Joe Benavides and many other extended family members.
Special thanks to his daughters who took loving care of all his needs. To his son Henry, who helped build the ranch until he fell ill, and Daniel who continues to work and build the ranch. Due to the restrictions regarding the Coronavirus, visitation and interment are private. Interment will take place at Rose Hill Memorial Park on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Pallbearers to honor him will be Daniel Benavides, Albert Benavides, Ian P. Fairchild, Matthew C. Benavides, Emanuel Brendan Ysaguirre III, and Frank Escamilla.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Benavides family.
- Sylvia Z. Benavides, Wife (deceased)
- Uvaldo & Josefa Benavides, Parents (deceased)
- Servando Benavides, Brother (deceased)
- Adela Benavides, Sister (deceased)
- Daniel G. Benavides, Grandson (deceased)
- Paul H. Benavides, Grandson (deceased)
- Henry Benavides, Son
- Delia Z. Benavides, Daughter
- Daniel (Rosemary) Benavides, Son
- Albert Benavides, Son
- Brenda Benavides, Daughter
- Mary Garza, Sister
- Joe Benavides, Brother
- Corando also leaves behind his 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many other extended family members.
- Daniel Benavides, Pallbearer
- Albert Benavides, Pallbearer
- Ian P Fairchild, Pallbearer
- Matthew C Benavides, Pallbearer
- Emanuel Brendan Ysaguirre III, Pallbearer
- Frank Escamilla, Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
- Graveside Service Friday, March 27, 2020