Maria Rufina (Ruby) Benavides, 70, Bridgeport

Maria Rufina (Ruby) Benavides, 70 of Bridgeport, NE passed away peacefully Saturday, June 08, 2013 at Chimney Rock Villa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at All Soul's Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Fr. Dave Rykwalder officiating. Interment will follow at Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel. A vigil/rosary service will be Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated to a charitable organization Maria would have chosen at a later date. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Maria was born February 11, 1943 in Victoria, Texas. She lived in Slaton, Texas until 1973, moving to Bridgeport where she resided until her death.

She is survived by her sons, Andy (Carmen) Benavides of Bridgeport, NE and Gary Benavides of Corpus Christi, Texas and daughter Judy Dempcy (Casey) of Sterling, CO; step daughter, Sandra Benavides of Scottsbluff; grandchildren: Trevor Benavides, Karissa Benavides, Casey Benavides, Piper Benavides, Savanah Ferguson and Zackary Pesall; step grandchildren: Lisa Benavides and Anthony Benavides, Vinant and Francis Dempcy and 5 step great grandchildren. She also is survived by her brother, Alfonso Solis of Slaton, TX and sisters Rita Garcia and Louisa Ruiz both of Slaton, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her five sisters and one brother.

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