Visitation with Rosary at 6:30 PM
Combest Family Memorial Chapel
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
1:00-8:00 p.m.
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Mass of the Resurrection
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
2316 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2:00 p.m.
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Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park
15602 Loop 493
Woodrow, TX  79423
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I served in the Army.
Michael Benjamin NajeraI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

January 5, 1979 - June 12, 2019


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Michael Benjamin Najera, 40 of Lubbock passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born January 5, 1979 to Alfredo and Silvia (Vasquez) Najera in Dalhart, Texas. Michael graduated from Seminole High School in 1996 and then graduated from Ashford University with his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2015. He married Marie Cantonao in 2008 and moved to Lubbock from the Philippines. He served in the United States Army Infantry Division and did three tours of duty in Iraq. Michael worked as a dispatcher for a trucking firm.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marie; daughters, Magdeline Najera, Lee Ann Najera, Khearrah Najera and Bea Abella; sons, Joseph Najera, Jessie Najera, Michael Najera, Zhion Najera and Ralph Abella; mother, Silvia Palma; father, Alfredo Najera; brothers, Carlos Vasquez and his wife Zuli and Alfredo Najera; and sister, Norma Najera and her husband, Aaron Rangel.

He is preceded in death by his aunt, Darlene Vasquez and his uncles, Richard Vasquez, Rolando Vasquez and Roberto Vasquez.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Combest Family Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel with rosary being recited at 6:30 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.

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6 Condolence(s)
Micaela Menchaca
Denver, CO
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Michael was a wonderful father, brother, son and a beloved friend. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten! My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. I miss him too, and stand with you all during this difficult time.

Micaela Menchaca

Melissa Wadkins
Blytheville, AR
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss

Kaci Sallee
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ben, as I knew him, has been a great friend to me over the past few years and was a pleasure to work with. I will certainly miss his jokes and the way he laughed at them! Our office is a close-knit family, so it won't be the same without him. My prayers are with his friends and family that loved him most. Heaven has gained an amazing angel.

Kaci Sallee
Statewide Transport

Tabetha, Rumaldo and girls
Blytheville, AR
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

We love and will miss you cousin Michael. Prayers and condolences to the whole family.

Marie & Shawn Ovalle
Lubbock, TX
Monday, June 17, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. May God bring comfort and healing during this time. God bless you all.

David & Karen
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Michael was a great man. He will be missed tremendously. We love him and are praying for you his family during this time. He is in such a better place and will meet him there someday. Love to you family

David & Karen McElroy
Vulcan/Statewide

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