March 12 Obituaries
Juanita Francis Dixon Benbenek, 91, formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 in San Angelo.
Funeral service for Mrs. Benbenek will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Reid and Deacon Dewey Farley of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Juanita, the youngest of five children, was born in rural Scurry County to Olen and Etta Dixon on July 2, 1927. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1945 in nearby Hobbs, Juanita was employed at Stinson Drug Store in Snyder, where she met Sgt. Ordon P. Benbenek, home on furlough from the U.S. Army. Following Ordon’s discharge at the end of World War II, they married on Nov. 30, 1946. They had one son, Daren, born in 1962. Ordon and Juanita were together 52 years at the time of Ordon’s passing in 1998.
Ordon and Juanita relocated, briefly, to several different communities throughout Texas, always returning home to Snyder. They returned permanently in 1969 to focus on family and careers. Juanita remained in Snyder until 2016, when she relocated to San Angelo to be near her son.
Prior to becoming a full-time housewife and stay-at-home mom, Juanita also worked at West Texas State Bank, a local attorney’s office and in her husband’s boot and shoe repair business. During her life, Juanita fulfilled the roles of beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and believer in Christ, loved by God. She was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church and later, First Baptist Church, both in Snyder. She often said that her opportunities to travel, during her later years, were the best times of her life. She especially enjoyed visiting New York City and Washington, D.C.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Thomas Dixon, two sisters, Pearl Copeland and Elene Reeves, and four nephews.
Survivors include her son, Daren Benbenek of San Angelo, one sister, Doris Wilson of Snyder, and one nephew.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Elene Ellen Reeves, 99, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Sweetwater.
Funeral service for Mrs. Reeves will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darold Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow at Snyder Cemetery.
Born on Feb. 13, 1920 in Scurry County to T.O. and Etta (Kellum) Dixon, she married Noah Reeves on Aug. 10, 1947 in Snyder. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2004. She was a homemaker and member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, T.O. and Etta Dixon; three sons, Tommy Tucker, Jackie Tucker and Kenneth Reeves; one brother, Thomas Dixon; and two sisters, Pearl Shaw and Juanita Benbenek.
Survivors include one son, Jerry D. Tucker and his wife, Phyllis, of Colorado City; one sister, Doris Wilson of Snyder; one nephew, Darren Benbenek of San Angelo; 10 grandchildren, Cindy, Stephanie, Tommy, Jeri Lynn, Cade, Kalli, Kammi, Kolleen, Kasey and Katie; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Joe Williamson, 97, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.