SANTA FE — Jesse Benavidez, 77, of Santa Fe passed away at household peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021 soon after preventing a courageous battle against Phase 4 pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loving daughters, who meant the globe to him.
Jesse was born in Galveston, Texas to mom and dad, Yndalecio G. and Vicenta Benavidez on May well 27, 1944. He was a longtime resident of Galveston County, retiring with the adore of his life, his wife of 53 several years, Rosie in Santa Fe. He was a member of Our Girl of Lourdes Catholic Church. He deeply beloved his household and savored spending time with them and with his fur kids, Toby and Lila.
Jesse originally was used at Teledyne Pipe in Galveston from Might 17, 1966 right up until they ceased functions in Oct of 1987. He wore quite a few hats functioning as a Burner, Pipe Fitter, and a Welder and was categorised as a Amount II X-Ray Technician for 16 a long time. But he was greatest acknowledged for his enigmatic occupation on the karate circuit which started out in the 70’s. In 1990, he opened the “Benavidez Karate Academy” on the Mainland and with his remarkably decorated daughters, Cynthia and Annette taught and educated learners for aggressive fighting on the AOK circuit. He was instrumental in creating the legendary Struggle of Texas Tournament, which he held for 44 many years. While he was a 5th degree black belt, he felt that his main achievements have been all the Kudos and awards his daughters, both black belts, gained all over the lots of a long time of competing nationally and their rating in the country and also the pupils he trained who attained the coveted Greek Award 17 occasions. He closed the school in 2008 soon after Hurricane Ike, but ongoing his passion in 2009 by educating the opposition groups at his cousin Al Garza’s “Premier Martial Arts” with Cindy and Annette.
Jesse was preceded in loss of life by his beloved spouse, Rosie and his moms and dads, Yndalecio G. and Vicenta Benavidez. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Davis and spouse, Tim daughter, Annette Kvist and husband, Orjan grandchildren, Natalie Trejo and husband, Louis Kristin Kvist and Tyler Kvist excellent-grandchildren, Izzy Trejo and Dani Trejo brother, Edward Benavidez and spouse, Patricia sister, Dora Benavidez Rios sister, Irma (Bobbie) Benavidez Cameron and partner, Keith and various other family associates and close friends.
The spouse and children would like to thank Traditions Hospice for their fantastic treatment and skills as Jesse started his journey to be with his beloved wife, Rosie and also for their compassion and problem exhibited to the household. They would also like to thank unique pals and neighbors, Jenny Miner-Guitierrez and Ricky Lopez for their friendship and support to Jesse.