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Susan Rae Bencomo, 63, of Blackfoot passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home.
Susan was born June 1, 1948, in Blackfoot to George A. Greaves and Virginia R. Hanselman. She lived her entire life in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School.
She married Gailen Gifford; they were later divorced. In April of 1974 she married Ismael Bencomo in Blackfoot; they were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Susan and Ismael owned and operated the Copacubana Dance Hall in Blackfoot. She also had her own cleaning business, worked as a substitute teacher and worked with Atlas Van Lines. In her free time she enjoyed bowling and tap dancing in her early years. She was an animal lover and a wonderful cook. Susan loved playing the organ and played during the fair for Keith Jorgensenâ€™s Music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Susan was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in the Relief Society presidency and as a Primary teacher.
Susan is survived by her husband, Ismael, of Blackfoot; daughters, Paula Christensen-Fowler and Angeleena (Jody) Pitchford, both of Blackfoot; mother, Virginia Greaves of Blackfoot; stepchildren, Isabel Verdogo of Mexico, Jorge (Patricia) Bencomo of Blackfoot, Clemencia Bencomo of Mexico and Rafael (Silvia) Bencomo of Mexico; brother, Mike (Susan) Greaves of Utah; grandchildren, Skyler (Rebecca) Christensen, Chanler Christensen, Alazha Bencomo and Chacee Harmon , all of Blackfoot; nine step-grandchildren; one niece; three nephews and her two dogs and cat that were treated as family, Dudley, FooFoo and Molly.
She was preceded in death by her father George Greaves and her loving dog, Coco.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Grove City Cemetery, under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
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