Our beloved Ben Leo Anaya 71 of Bloomfield, New Mexico.
Born July 17 1950 in Farmington, New Mexico, San Juan Hospital to Molly Manzanares Anaya and Fred Anaya. Preceded in death by His Dad, Fred Anaya, Mom, Molly Manzanares Anaya, Son, Benjamin Leo Anaya Jr. , Brother, Jene H. Chavez, Sister, Henryetta Chavez, Father In-Law and Mother In-Law Joe and Ruby Barela, and Great Grandsons Benjamin Leo Meeks Anaya, and Jesus Garcia. He was survived by his loving wife Vangie M. Anaya, Children Fred J. Anaya(Wendy), Anna Klipsch(Donavon), Pearla M. Rivera(Juddy). Grandchildren, Gloria Rivera, Patrick Chavez, Christin N. Meeks, Katrina Chaves, Ashley Veldez, Breanna R. Marks, Abbigail M. Anaya, and his little lamb, Felissity Anaya. Along with four great grandchildren. Siblings, Angie Montano, Patty Browning( David Browning). And many nieces and nephews. Our dear Ben entered into Heaven on November 22 of 2021 surrounded at home by his loving family. Ben was a light that brightened any room he walked into. He adored and was adored by all of his family, blood or otherwise. He was a man of strong faith, who sure did love his God. He had a smile that was contagious, it was a beautiful smile. Ben will be deeply and dearly missed. If you would like to Join our family to Celebrate Ben’s life, His services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield, New Mexico, Rosary at 10:00 am with Mass following at 11:00 am on December 2nd 2021. We will say goodbye to our hero, the world's greatest Ben Leo. Anaya one last time.