JULY 7, 1977 Ė JULY 22, 1991

Benjamin "Ben" Lallement was born July 7, 1977, at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. His family moved to Albuquerque in August 1977 when he was five weeks old. Ben has an older half-sister, Dawn, and two younger brothers, DJ and Rick. Ben loved all animals and always owned one type of pet or another; e.g., hamsters, gerbils, cats, and dogs. Benís hobbies included drawing, camping, and fishing. He loved being out in the open air, and he was happiest when he could escape the city to the peacefulness of nature.

He moved into Supper Rock neighborhood in the summer of 1986 when he was 9 years old. He was especially fond of climbing the huge rocks at Supper Rock Park. He would sit at the top of the rocks for hours and gaze over the city. When he wasnít outside, he was attending Onate and Collet Park Elementary schools. After that, he attended Grant and Eisenhower Middle schools. He would have begun his freshman year at Manzano High School in the fall of 1991.

He lived in Supper Rock neighborhood until his tragic death in July 1991 when he drowned in an arroyo at 14 years of age.

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