Henry S. Bencomo passed away on Dec. 28, 2020, in Tucson at the age of 81. He was born on Aug. 30, 1939, to Vicente Bencomo and Maria Serra Bencomo, with siblings, Pasqual, Vicente Jr, Gilbert, Frances, and Lidia.
Henry graduated from Safford High School in 1959 and soon after joined the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in Phoenix in 1964. Henry married his one true love, Eloisa Sanchez, in Safford on Oct. 6, 1963, and they were blessed with three children, Monica, Emma, and Henry Jr.
He worked for the railroad as a missile crew member and spent his spare time with his family. He was funny, proud, and loving and enjoyed his music and history and studied mechanics & electronics but was happiest when his grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit. He was also very proud to have served in the United States Army. He was often heard saying, “Remember your faith”.
Henry is survived by his children, Emma (Sonny) Onsurez, Monica (Ramon) Gonzales, and Henry Bencomo, Jr. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eloisa Bencomo; all of his siblings; his grandson, Eduardo “Wardy” Peña, and his great-granddaughter, Eilaya Rose Bencomo.
A visitation will be held on Jan. 3, 2021, at McDougal Caldwell Funeral Chapel, beginning at 12 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’ Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.