Cliff's 23rd birthday
Clifford Benson
  • 23 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 18, 1986
  • Date of passing: Oct 23, 2009
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Clifford Benson, 23, born on January 18, 1986 and passed away on October 23, 2009. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 29th October 2014

"Someday, Heavenly Father, may Cliff and the Benson family be united together in your Kingdom for eternity.


All our love,
Cindy, Jim and Jimmy"

This tribute was added by Susan James on 23rd October 2013

"I just spent 3 days in Santa Cruz and it brings back so many memories
of you, your grandpa and family. I remember the first time I saw you was at the ranch and you had all that curly hair....so cute.  Thinking of
you and the light you brought to this world.  Miss you Cliff....."

This tribute was added by Cassie Jarvis on 23rd October 2013

"Hey buddy,

Thinking of you today. I recently went through all our family photos, and dug up some more of you. I'll try to get them uploaded tonight. Say hi to my Dad for me! Thank you for welcoming him.
Love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Rick Vavak on 23rd October 2013

"Hi, Cliff: It's now one year closer for all of us still here on earth that love you to the wonderful day when we will be re-united with you in heaven. Keep rooting for all of us so that we can finish the work that God has given us to do. We love you, and please say hello to all of the angels and the loved ones who have gone before us.  Rick"

This tribute was added by Cassie Jarvis on 24th February 2013

"Hi Cliff,
I came across this picture of you and I with Caitlin at Disneyworld. We were showing off our fake tattoos to the camera. Made me smile. Can't wait to see you again. Love you, Cassie"

This tribute was added by Susan James on 19th January 2013

"Cliff,  We miss your big grin and sweet ways.
Love, Susan 7 Ron"

This tribute was added by Mel Bryson Jr. on 19th January 2013

"Cliff,
What a joy watching grow from a toddler, to a "twirp", teenager, and then the fine young man you were. Our thoughts of you are all good on this your birthday. Miss you.
Uncle Mel and Elaine"

This tribute was added by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on 18th January 2013

"Hey Cliff,
We wish you Happy 27th Birthday.  We miss your big smile and your subtle laugh.  Keep the lights on, and a log on the fire for us.  We'll see you again at the appointed time.
Our love
Craig & Lorraine"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 18th January 2013

"Cliff,  Remembering you on your birthday and everyday.  Miss having you in my life so memories will have to do and they are really good memories.  Love,  Dad"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 18th January 2013

"Happy Birthday Cliff!
We got you a card and wrote " In Heaven" for your address. They told me at the post office that it didn't even need a stamp. I have no doubt that you've already received it.  God bless the Bensons!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 18th January 2013

"Happy Birthday Cliff,  Your Dad's birthday is in two days and I am going to make  him taco's you remember he loves my tacos and for dessert I am going to make a new favorite white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, we wish you were here with us.   But I know God has other special things for you to do.  Love you, Cindy"

This tribute was added by Rick Vavak on 18th January 2013

"Hi, Cliff: I don't know if birthdays even have meaning in heaven, since you are living forever throughout eternity, but this day is still very special to all of us who were touched by your short life on earth.  Happy birthday and thanks for all the joy that you brought to so many.  Rick"

This tribute was added by Susan James on 25th December 2012

"The memory of your big smile brightens a gray day in Oregon.  I wish
you were here to celebrate this holiday season.  You are missed by us all."

This tribute was added by barry smith on 24th December 2012

"Cliff, two of my favorite memories of you, is you holding Mia when she was just a few months old and when you worked with me on one of my customers house.  Uncle Barry"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 23rd December 2012

"Merry Christmas Cliff !

It's great to know you get to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Heaven !
Save us a spot close by. Lord willing we will find you when our it's our time to transcend up to where you are. Spending eternity in Heaven is great I hear! We love ya!"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 24th October 2012

"Cliff, John and Cindy continue to be in our prayers.
We thank thee Heavenly Father for all thy blessings and love you have always given us. We beseech you oh Lord that Cliff, John and Cindy will be rejoined in Heaven for ETERNITY. We ask this in the name of your only son, Jesus, who suffered and died on the cross so that we may be saved. We thank thee Oh Lord in Jesus' name, amen."

This tribute was added by John Benson on 23rd October 2012

"Missing you as always....Love, Dad"

This tribute was added by Rick Vavak on 23rd October 2012

"Cliff: I'm sorry I didn't get to know you as a young man, but I'll never forget the day when you were about 4 years old when you came into church with a big smile on your face ready to learn about Jesus.  You actually looked like a small angel to me that day. I'm looking forward to meeting you again one day in heaven.  Sincerely, Rick V."

This tribute was added by Susan James on 23rd October 2012

"Cliff,  Your great smile is a memory you left with us.  Thank you
for that. I see that smile in my memory often."

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 23rd October 2012

"Cliff,  I just wanted to say I feel your Dad has turned a corner and is getting better.  I hope you can see this and feel him.  You are very much forever missed.  All my love Cindy"

This tribute was added by Luke Pfaendler on 23rd October 2012

"Thinking of you Cliff!"

This tribute was added by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on 23rd October 2012

"Hi Cliff,
We are thinking about you and miss you.  Thank you for the sunshine you have brought into our lives.
Love, Craig & Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Cassie Jarvis on 25th January 2012

"Hi Cliff-
Happy (belated) Birthday! I was thinking today, I have never met another Clifford. It suits you because you were one of a kind! I'm happy to know all your birthday wishes came true in heaven. Love you!"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 20th January 2012

"Cliff,   I miss you and not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts. I am sad you are not here with me now to celebrate your 26th Birthday. I like to think of you in a beautiful place doing Gods good works. I am thankful for our time together and only wish it had lasted longer. I hope to see you again someday. Cindy is taking good care of me so dont worry.....Dad"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 20th January 2012

"Thanks to all of you for leaving your tributes for Cliff. I think one of the hardest things for me as a parent losing a child is that I am the only one remembering him. It helps knowing that others are remembering Cliff too. Thanks again"

This tribute was added by Rick Vavak on 18th January 2012

"Happy Birthday, Cliff:  I know you are in heaven and we are still here on earth, but there's not a moment that goes by in which you are not thought of and loved.  Your Dad is asking God for the patience to wait for the joyous moment when he will be re-united with you forever.  Thank you for the many lives that you were able to touch in such a special way."

This tribute was added by barry smith on 18th January 2012

"Dear Cliff, I find myself often thinking of you.  I miss those great moves you had on the basketball court and also that Payne Stewart golf swing.
Miss you, uncle Barry"

This tribute was added by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on 18th January 2012

"Cliff,

God saw fit to bring us snow on your birthday.   While it is beautiful, quiet and peaceful, it doesn't compare to the warmth, beauty, and peace you enjoy in heaven.  We miss you and look forward to big hugs when we meet again."

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 18th January 2012

"Hi Cliff I hope you can be close to your Dad today he needs to feel you, I know you have a wonderful job with God, but maybe God can spare you today to touch your Dad's sholder. We all love and miss you.  See you in heaven someday, Love Cindy"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 18th January 2012

"Cliff, here's a big Happy Birthday from us to you up there in Heaven.

We'll all get together when we get there, God willing."

This tribute was added by Susan James on 18th January 2012

"Cliff,  I wish you were here so I could give you happy birthday hug.
I miss you"

This tribute was added by Pam Lund on 18th January 2012

"Cliff, Your smile is always with me when I think of you, It makes me remember how you touched everyone you came in contact with. We miss you deeply, Love, Pam and Melissa"

This tribute was added by Cassie Jarvis on 31st October 2011

"Cliff, I've been thinking about you alot lately. I'm in the middle of reading a book called Heaven is for real where a young boy passes, goes to heaven, and lives to tell about it. I know you are up there watching us all, flying with angels through rainbows. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Imprescia on 25th October 2011

"Hi Clifford, We are thinking of you and missing you. You are always in our prayers.
All our love, Joyce, Cliff, Mike & Chris"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 25th October 2011

"We pray for Cliff in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior that he enjoys eternal life in Heaven.
John, Cindy and Cliff are always in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Rick Vavak on 24th October 2011

"I have a distinct memory of Cliff when he was about 4 years old.  I was ushering at my church when Cliff arrived with his aunt and grandmother with a big smile on his adorable young face.  He was happy to be in church and appeared anxious to learn more about Jesus."

This tribute was added by elaine bryson on 24th October 2011

"John and Family Thinking of you a Cliffor today. Miss him and the look on your face when you spoke of him.
Love,
Uncle Mel and Aunt Elaine"

This tribute was added by Caitlin Jarvis on 23rd October 2011

"Thinking of you and your family today Cliff.  Much love and always praying for "a peace beyond understanding.""

This tribute was added by John Benson on 23rd October 2011

"Cliff, I've been hitting your 3 wood real well, I think of you when I play golf and all the great times we had together. I hope to see you again someday you were a great son to me...Dad"

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 23rd October 2011

"Dear sweet Cliff,  you will always leave an empty void in our hearts.  Someday we will all be together, it is in God's plan. I am sure God has you on a beautiful journy of things we can't even imagine. Love you, Cindy"

This tribute was added by barry smith on 23rd October 2011

"Dear Cliff, one of my favorite days with you, was the day we played one on one basketball. Though I never
like losing, you beat straight up. I was proud of you
for that, you earned it. I think of you and your great
sense of humor frequently.
Love uncle Barry"

This tribute was added by Susan James on 23rd October 2011

"I miss your great smile and sweet ways.  I often think of the kind and caring
thank you  note you wrote me after a gift I sent. I miss you being part of the family.
Love, Susan"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 28th October 2010

"We pray that through your trust in Jesus Christ that He brings you comfort, knowing Cliff is in good hands.
Our prayers and thoughts continue for Cliff, John, and Cindy.
Wow, I can't believe it's been a year."

This tribute was added by John Benson on 27th October 2010

"Though my heart is broken I sit here in quiet rememberance, tears still flow and understanding still eludes me but what I do know is you are always in my heart, that is where I will keep you all the days of my life. Catch up with you later Biff..............Dad"

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 27th October 2010

"Dear cliff, I miss you very much. I feel you are waiting for us in Heaven, we will be there someday. So you keep busy doing great things for God. Time goes guickly Cliff. You tell your Grandpa Benson to be good. You keep him in line. Tell Maggie and Claudia we miss them too. Love you son. Cindy"

This tribute was added by Luke Pfaendler on 26th October 2010

"Hey Cliff, I miss you man! I know your up there smiling down on us."

This tribute was added by Susan James on 26th October 2010

"Cliff,  I miss your sweet smile.  It has been a year since you left us and we miss
you so much.  I know you are in a wonderful place and I know you know how
much you are loved and thought of each day."

This tribute was added by John Benson on 2nd May 2010

"remembering and missing you tonight.  Dad"

This tribute was added by Cassie Jarvis on 1st February 2010

"Always remembered...Never forgotten. Thinking of you Cliff."

This tribute was added by Joyce Imprescia on 23rd January 2010

"Dear Cliff, You are always in our thoughts. We love you and miss you. We miss your smile (what a great smile) and your warm heart and great hugs. Love, Joyce, Cliff, Mike & Chris"

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 18th January 2010

"Hi Clifford,
Its really hard to imagine what things will be like without you.
Just know that when I think of you I will remember all the wondweful times we shared.
Happy Birthday, Love Cindy"

This tribute was added by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on 18th January 2010

"Happy Birthday Cliff, although we miss you, we know you are surrounded by peace and joy.  With our love, Craig, Lorraine, Caitlin and Cassie"

This tribute was added by Lisa Mercer on 18th January 2010

"Happy Birthday Cliff! I am thinking of you and your dad today.  I know he is missing you like crazy, especially today.  I pray that God gives him comfort and peace in the assurance that you are in his loving embrace.  Love, Lisa"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 18th January 2010

"Hi Cliff, Happy Birthday ,  I never knew I could miss someone so much. Its raining today. I am going to the Memorial Park to visit and leave you a small gift. I know you are safe now..Dad"

This tribute was added by Ron James on 17th January 2010

"Cliff, Great time playing golf with you and your dad...you were a natural.
We all miss you a lot. Happy Birthday!  Ron"

This tribute was added by Susan James on 17th January 2010

"Cliff, Today I would be sending you a birthday card and gift and I would always receive a thoughtful  thank-you from you.   I will miss that sweet connection. Happy Birthday. We miss you."

This tribute was added by Lisa Mercer on 10th January 2010

"I know Cliff is in a much better place and some day you will be with him again in paradise.  My prayers and love go out to you each and every day.  May God bless you and Cindy. Love, Lisa"

This tribute was added by Linda Bisset on 7th January 2010

"My heart aches for the pain you are working through. It's so hard to let go.  Cliff was blessed to have you for his dad. Your faces beam in the pictures together. I hope you are gentle with yourself."

This tribute was added by Linda Bisset on 6th January 2010

"John"

This tribute was added by Matt Bryson on 5th January 2010

"Cliff
Though sadly our time together in your life here on earth was limited, the impression you have left on me as "The Big Cousin" will be in my heart forever. I am blessed to have known you!"

This tribute was added by Caitlin Jarvis on 4th January 2010

"Cliff... We can only imagine how much you're missed in this new year.  Hugs to you up in heaven."

This tribute was added by barry smith on 3rd January 2010

"Cliff had a wonderful gift, even as a very small boy, to make people feel special. I believe that that gift will live on in those Cliff influenced.
From Peggy Craik, Barry Smith's wife"

This tribute was added by linda best on 1st January 2010

"THINKING OF YOU XX"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 31st December 2009

"Happy new year Cliff. Your life was cut off way too early. I will remember the good times.
Love you, Dad"

This tribute was added by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on 30th December 2009

"John & Cindy,
We will always cherish the fond memories we have of Cliff.  He is missed by all who knew him but he lives in our hearts forever.  Love, Cousin Craig & Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Dale Hoiem on 30th December 2009

"John,
This is a great memorial you have created & I sincerely hope it helps the healing process. I have fond memories of the few golf outings I had with you and your boy. Take Care, Dale"

This tribute was added by elaine bryson on 26th December 2009

"Cliff
you will always shine in my life and in the lives of your family. I am so sorry that you are not still with us, but I hope you have found peace."

This tribute was added by luke pfaendler on 25th December 2009

"John, my heart goes out to you this Holiday season. I have great memories of Cliff, I felt he always looked up to me in some way. He will be missed. Love Luke and Jane"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Chavez on 24th December 2009

"Dear Cindy and John,I will always remember Cliff as the young man that could light up your heart with his smile.We are all better for having had the honor to have known Cliff. Love Gilbert & Cheryl"

This tribute was added by Toni Rissacher on 24th December 2009

"Thank you for posting this lovely tribute to Cliff. Denny also sends his heartfelt condolences.
Love
Toni"

This tribute was added by Mark McCarthy on 23rd December 2009

"Dearest John & Cindy, wishing you the best possible Holidays and much healing and love in 2010. We will keep you all and the memory of Clifford warm and safe in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Steve Hagopian on 22nd December 2009

"John and Cindy,
  We think of you all the time and want you to know our love, thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love, Steve and Mary"

This tribute was added by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on 21st December 2009

"With loving thoughts and memories of Clifford this Christmas and always.

I hope it brings comfort to remember that we are God's children and will be reunited again in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Cindy Benson on 21st December 2009

"Hi Cliff, I love you, I miss you, I feel Jesus has his arms around you, you are an angel now.
You will always e close to my heart. Love Your step Mom Cindy"

This tribute was added by Karen McElhenny on 21st December 2009

"I know cliff was the light of your life, John.  I hope you will find peace and joy in the cherished memories of your precious son. Love, Karen"

This tribute was added by barry smith on 21st December 2009

"Barry Smith
lit a candle on 12/21/2009

John, I will always have fond memories of Cliff, especially those memories of playing golf and basketball with him. I will miss him."

This tribute was added by cheryl stockhaus on 21st December 2009

"I didn't know Cliff but if he was anything like his Dad then I know he was a great guy.  I know you and Cindy miss him tremendously. May you continue to find God's love and peace. Love, Cheryl and Jim"

This tribute was added by Mel Bryson Jr. on 20th December 2009

"Fond memories of Clifford throughout his life will stay with me forever. He was a joy to be with. He will indeed be missed by "Uncle Mel" and family."

This tribute was added by Susan James on 20th December 2009

"Cliff, Your good heart lives on in your dad.  We will never forget you.
Love, Cousin Susan & Ron"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Krewson on 20th December 2009

"Hey John,
So glad to hear from you again!  I hope this site will try to help you heal and maybe someday understand.  I don't know if that's possbile,but keep trying to listen to God.  Love, Bonnie"

This tribute was added by John Benson on 20th December 2009

"Hey Cliff, I miss you so much. I think of you everyday. I will never forget you. Love, Dad"


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