Lupe R. Bencomo

March 1, 1931December 9, 2012
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Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Lupe R. Bencomo, 81 of Visalia, California passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Visalia, California.

Lupe was born in Fresno, California on March 1, 1931 to Ignacio and Carmen Ruiz. She grew up in Fresno, attending, Lincoln Elementary and graduated from Edison High School in 1949. On February 3, 1951, Lupe married her high school sweetheart, Ignacio Daniel Bencomo and they made their home in Fresno while Ignacio served in the United States Army. Lupe was employed by Pacific Bell as a Communications Engineer for 23 years, retiring on December 1, 1990. In 1993 Ignacio and Lupe moved to Visalia to make their home. Lupe was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Visalia. Her greatest enjoyment was her family, loving and caring for her husband, seven children and seven grandchildren whom she helped raise. Lupe enjoyed cooking traditional Mexican cuisine and she spent many years perfecting her carrot cake. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets for her family, sewing, and gardening - Lupe could make anything grow. Ignacio built Lupe a patio that she loved to sit on and watch the fish in her Koi pond. She also enjoyed animals. Lupe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lupe leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 61 years, Ignacio of Visalia; seven children, Benjamin Bencomo of Visalia, Yolanda Bencomo of San Diego, Linda Bencomo of Fresno, Gary Bencomo and wife, Laura of Los Gatos, Patty Bencomo of Visalia, Becky Bencomo of Visalia and Pami and husband Denis of Moorpark and seven grandchildren, Brandon and wife, Cat, Jordan, Christopher, Danielle, Mathew, Michael and Patrick. Her world was her children and grandchildren.

The family requests that remembrances be made in Lupe’s name to Kaweah Delta Hospice, 900 W. Oak St., Visalia, CA 93291.

Tributes and condolences may be made at

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559)732-8371.


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Sotelo Family

December 27, 2012

From Aunt Teresa & Uncle Arnold Sotelo:
Though we didn't visit very often, we always enjoyed the time we spent with her and all of you. We will miss her very much. We enjoyed the beautiful pictures of Lupe and all of you. We send all our love and best wishes.

Julie Meisner

December 27, 2012

To the entire Bencomo family I send my deepest sympathy. Patty and Pami my sisters in spirit. I always knew that there would be a pot of beans or something yummy waiting for us no matter what time of the day or night. Mom helped me through the loss of my mom when I was 16. I will never forget her. Love to you all ! Julie (Hill) Meisner

Joyce & Gilbert Soleno

December 26, 2012

Linda,sorry to learn of your mother's passing,our sincere condolences for your loss.

Marci Bencomo (Tio Nacho's niece)

December 25, 2012

Dear Uncle Nacho & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May all your memories of Lupe keep you strong, and may you find peace in knowing that her spirit is with you always.

Daniel & Honey Bencomo

December 24, 2012

Dear Nacho and family,

May God bless all of you with the strength to endure this very difficult time. May the wonderful memories of your wife, mom and grandmother remain strong and lessen the grief you are now experiencing.

Love, Honey and Daniel (tus hermanos y tios)

Ann Campbell and Chuck Roudebush

December 23, 2012

To Pami, Yolanda, Patty your family, we extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Your mom was a wonderful, sweet lady and you have been good neighbors and friends to us for many years. Our thoughts are with you.

Ann Campbell and Chuck Roudebush

December 23, 2012

To Pami, Yolanda, Patty, and the whole family: we were saddened to learn of your mother's passing. You all have been wonderful friends and neighbors to us, and we will miss you mom. What a sweet person she was. Our thoughts are with you.

December 22, 2012

My condolences to the Bencomo family. I use to work with Lupe at Pacific Bell. I remember her as being one of the sweetest, kindest people. It was a real joy knowing her. Again, my sincere condolences for your loss.
Linda Rios

Esther Zuniga Garcia

December 22, 2012

Yolanda, I use to work at Pacific Bell with your Mom, however in a different department. Your Dad use to work with my Dad and you use to coach girls baseball--Miss Softball America-- with my husband Jesse Garcia. My condolences to all your family. I will always remember your Mom with much love. Our family moved from Fresno to McAllen TX in 1976.


December 22, 2012

Danielle, I am sorry to hear about your grandma's passing. My deepest sympathy.