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Ben Dominguez

May 1, 1931 — May 9, 2024

Ben Dominguez

May 1, 1931 — May 9, 2024

In loving memory of Ben Dominguez who passed away on May 9, 2024 at Eisenhower Medical Center,
Rancho Mirage, CA. Born on May 1, 1931, Ben was the third of eight children.
He spent most of his youth in the Coachella Valley and graduated from Coachella
Valley High School in 1951.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Ben married Lupe Loza. Together they
worked the family business and eventually became the sole owners and operators
of Loza’s Market in downtown Coachella until their retirement in 1993. Ben’s
affiliations included founding member of the Knights of Columbus, Coachella
Chapter 3847 in 1954, and founding member and past President of the Coachella
Valley Charro Association.

Ben enjoyed dancing and listening to music so much that he and Lupe would drive
to Palm Springs on weekends and go to night clubs with live bands. He then found
a new passion which was horseback riding and giving his grandchildren their first
pony ride. Ben rode his horse in local parades and enjoyed his time with the
Charro Association and close friends. After retirement, and in later years up until
the time of his death, Ben’s passion became his garden and flowers. Ben will be
remembered for his big gentle heart and unbiased love of all friends and family.

Ben is preceded in death by his parents, Baltazar and Maria Jesus Dominguez, his
wife Lupe in 2017, and siblings Manuel Dominguez, Abraham Dominguez, Elvira
Escoto, Ruth Navarro and Emma Medina. He is survived by his daughters
Margaret (Leon) Sakamoto of Chino, CA, Lupe (Fred) Pasillas of Coachella, CA,
and Doris (Larry) Martin of La Quinta, CA; and siblings Estella Ruiz and Elias
Dominguez; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and

A funeral mass will be held on June 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church, 47225 Washington Street, La Quinta.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Funeral Service of Ben Dominguez

Thursday, June 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Pacific time)

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

47225 Washington Street, La Quinta, CA 92253

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