Bennie E. Quijada
Bennie E. Quijada, 85, of Douglas, Arizona born January 22, 1926, died December 13, 2011 in Tucson, surrounding by his loved ones.
Bennie was a member of the C.C. Camp. He also enlisted for the war and was stationed in Texas, when the Army found out he was still underage.
He worked for Ford Company and he retired after many years from Cochise College.
Bennie was preceded in death by his parents, Manuela Encinas and Benigno Quijada; by two sisters, Socorro Castro and Angelina Rose; and one brother, Frank Quijada.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years Lucila Quijada, daughters, Lizzeth Quijada (Todd Harriman), Claudia Serr (Ted Serr) and Brenda Matchett and grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister Connie Bermes, and sister in law, Lety Solomon (Alex Solomon) and brother in law, Ricardo Bravo (Lydia Bravo).
Bennie also has numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends who will keep his memory alive.
Bennie was a wonderful husband and father. He was a beautiful and special person. He is loved very much and will be missed greatly.
Do not think of him as gone away, his journeys just began, life holds many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrow and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.
Think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.
Bennie’s wishes were to be cremated. There was a small gathering of family and close friends. For those of you who wish to send cards of sympathy to his family, please mail to Quijada Family, 7265 E. Sylvane Dr., Tucson, AZ, 85711.