Delores Ann Benson

November 28, 1944 September 11, 2010

Delores Benson passed away in her home on September 11, 2010, with her family at her side.

Delores Westgaard graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. She fell in love with Claude Benson when she was just 11 years old, and they were married June 22, 1963; he was a devoted husband. They raised five children during their 47 years of marriage.

Delores is survived by husband, Claude Benson, of Medford, Ore.; children, Brian Benson, of Medford, Ore., Shawn Benson, of Portland, Ore., Misty Benson Carnes, of Albany, Ore., Travis Benson, of Glendale, Ariz., and Shannon Benson, of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Sandy Krueger, of Salem, Ore., and Christine Westgaard, of Albany, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Our beloved mother is finally at peace, and we are eternally grateful to the many people who so generously provided love, support, and comfort during her long illness.

The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible but there arriving she is sure of bliss and forever dwells in paradise.


Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Delores asked that any donations in her memory be made to:

Suncrest Day Retreat (Kids Camp Ministries)

c/o Sister Mary Pat Naumes

1950 Suncrest Rd.

Talent, OR 97540

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