Our beloved Ben Leo Anaya 71 from Bloomfield, New Mexico.
Born July 17, 1950 in Farmington, New Mexico, at San Juan Hospital to Molly Manzanares Anaya and Fred Anaya. Preceding death is his father, Fred Anaya, mom, Molly Manzanares Anaya, son, Benjamin Leo Anaya Jr., brother, Jene H. Chavez, sister, Henryetta Chavez, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Ruby Barela, and great-grandson Benjamin Leo Meeks Anaya and Jesus Garcia. He was survived by his loving wife Vangie M. Anaya, their children Fred J. Anaya (Wendy), Anna Klipsch (Donavon), Pearla M. Rivera (Juddy). Grandson, Gloria Rivera, Patrick Chavez, Christin N. Meeks, Katrina Chaves, Ashley Veldez, Breanna R. Marks, Abbigail M. Anaya and his little lamb Felissity Anaya. Together with four great-grandchildren. Siblings, Angie Montano, Patty Browning (David Browning). And many nieces and nephews. Our dear Ben went to heaven on November 22nd, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Ben was a light that illuminated every room he entered. He adored and was adored by all of his family, blood or otherwise. He was a man of strong faith who really loved his God. He had a smile that was contagious, it was a beautiful smile. Ben is missed very and very much. If you’d like to join our family in celebrating Ben’s life, his services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield, New Mexico, Rosary at 10:00 a.m., followed by mass at 11:00 a.m. on December 2, 2021 will say goodbye to our hero, the greatest Ben Leo in the world. Anaya one last time.
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Published by Farmington Funeral Home on November 26, 2021.