Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Frances R. Benitez
October 04, 1948 -- December 22, 2017

Frances R Benitez, age 70, passed away Friday December 22, 2017 peacefully at her daughter’s home, after battling Liver Cancer, she was surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Santa Fe, N.M. on October 4, 1948… Frances is preceded in death by her parents William Frank and Josephine (Montano) Frank and sister Rosemarie Pacheco. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Chavez ( Fiancee, Rick Montoya) Son’s Timothy Chavez ( Rhonda Hayes) Raul Gutierrez and Emilio Jr Benitez. 9 Grandchildren, Jessica and Santiago Valdez, Anastasia C- De Baca, Pauline Montoya, Alyssa Dalton, Ashley Chavez and Alexis Rai Hayes Chavez, her sister Gloria Abeyta and brother Joe Frank. A viewing will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Del Valle de Pojoaque with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 6:00 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 am also at Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Del Valle de Pojoaque with interment to follow at 11:30 am at the Pojoaque Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to:


3232 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe

(505) 395-9150


Monica Dowdy January 04, 2018

Lisa, Jessica and Santiago, my heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss!