Margarita (Castillo) Benavidez

June 10, 1942 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 79)


Margarita Benavidez, age 79 of Fremont, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital in Fremont. Margarita was born June 10, 1942 in Laredo, TX, the daughter of the late Vivano and Delfina (Obregon) Castillo.

Margarita was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Fremont and worked at Whirlpool in Clyde for many years. She loved to take trips, especially family vacations, reading, crossword puzzles, and listening and dancing to music.

Margarita is survived by her daughters: Lucinda (Sandra Sardina) Benavidez of Buckeye, AZ, Ann (Kerry) Pumphrey of Green Springs, and Angela Benavidez of Toledo; grandchildren: Reed Pumphrey, Kerry Ann (Dexter) Anstead, and Jami (Michael Johnston) Pumphrey; great-grandchildren: Ava Seal, Vincent Benavidez, Vaya Pumphrey, Gia Anstead, Dalton Anstead, Decklin Anstead, Lakin Johnston, Julian Lemus, and Titan Ritzman; and siblings: Delfina Trevino, Petrita Castillo, Alice Gladden, and Michael Castillo.

In addition to her parents, Margarita is preceded in death by her son, John Benavidez; daughter, DeAnna Silva, and siblings: Bernardo Castillo, Maria Silva, Juanita Robles, and Jesse Castillo.

Services for Margarita will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margarita’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at: www.stjude.org/donate.




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