Benito “Benny” Covarrubia, 50, passed away on May 24, 2021. He was born February 11, 1971 to Richard Covarrubia and Lupe Chavez in Oakland, CA.
Benny was a resident of Alamogordo, NM for most of his life. He was loved immensely in his community as a friend, coach, entrepreneur/business owner. He was a devoted Raiders fan, a strong basketball player and was always willing to devote his time to the youth. He was a dedicated employee of the City of Alamogordo and served as a member of the Elks Lodge for many years.
Benny was a loving father to three children, Markus, 25, Savannah, 16, Danielle, 13; a stepfather to Elias, 19, Eliana, 17 and Eluciano “Fatty J”, 12. He is also survived by his wife, Valerie Gonzales and numerous friends and family.
Benny is preceded in death by his father, Richard Covarrubia and brother-in-law, Brian Salazar.
A memorial service for Benny will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Mountain View Church, 1300 Cuba Ave., Alamogordo, NM with Pastor Anthony Torres officiating. A reception will follow the services.
Due to the COVID Pandemic, occupancy is limited to no more than 150 people at a time. Please practice social distancing at all times and follow COVID safe practices.
The Covarrubia family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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