Longtime resident of Duncan, Carlos Bencomo, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Phoenix on May 19, 2016.
Carlos was a retired construction worker and owner of CAB Contractors, Inc. He worked for the past 45 years in construction working on many of the highways in Arizona. During his years in construction he received many accolades for his professionalism and his work ethics on the job. He was very knowledgeable in his work.
He graduated from Duncan High School in 1963. Immediately afterwards he joined the Air Force and worked as an Air Policeman. One of his duties was guarding the B-52’s in Vietnam which carried the fallen soldiers back to the states.
Following his tour of duty, he returned to Duncan where he married the love of his life, Erlinda Renteria also from Duncan, on September 3, 1966. Carlos enjoyed spending time with his children and his 13 grandchildren. He loved taking them camping, and teaching them how to be good huntsmen, horsemen, and hard workers.
Carlos is survived by his loving wife, Erlinda, daughters; Marisa Romero, Alicia (Mario) Aranda, Adriana (Anthony) Franco, Adelina (Jeremy) Cole, his son, Cristovan Bencomo and brother, Ted (Rose) Bencomo.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Petra Zepeda, brothers; Pete, Manuel and Danny Bencomo, and son, Carlitos.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who affectionately called him “Papo”.
Services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Duncan. The viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel and Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.