BENAVIDES - Abelino C. Benavides, 86, passed away February 8, 2017. He was born November 10, 1930 in Concepcion, Texas to Eduardo Benavides and Ernestina Canales. Abelino enjoyed attending bingos, being outside in his little farm with his animals making tamales and pan de polvo. He worked at the Alice Auction Barn until he turned 81 years old. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Eduardo Benavides; mother, Ernestina Lozano; wife, Lydia R. Benavides; grandson, Alex Eloy Trejo; brother, Eduardo Lozano; sisters, Maria Luisa Schwartz, Rosalva Gamez, Jesusa Garcia and Eva Cantu.

Abelino is survived by his daughters, Alex B. Dantone of Houston, Texas and Sandy (Margarito) Trejo of San Diego, Texas; brothers, Adan (Hilda) Benavides of Alice, Texas and Julian (Oralia) Lozano of Concepcion, Texas; sisters, Minerva (Salvador) Lozano of Alice, Texas and Herminia Garcia of Alice, Texas. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME