ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Clifford Benson, 23 years old, born on January 18, 1986, and passed away on October 23, 2009. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on October 29, 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
Posted by Susan James on October 23, 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.....
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on October 23, 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.
Posted by Rick Vavak on October 23, 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
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on February 24, 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
Posted by Susan James on January 19, 2013
Cliff, We miss your big grin and sweet ways.
Love, Susan 7 Ron
Posted by Mel Bryson Jr. on January 19, 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
Posted by John Benson on January 18, 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
Posted by Rick Vavak on January 18, 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
Posted by Cindy Benson on January 18, 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
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on January 18, 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!
Posted by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on January 18, 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
Posted by Susan James on December 25, 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.
Posted by barry smith on December 24, 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
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on December 23, 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!
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on October 24, 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.
Posted by Cindy Benson on October 23, 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
Posted by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on October 23, 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
Posted by Luke Pfaendler on October 23, 2012
Thinking of you Cliff!
Posted by Susan James on October 23, 2012
Cliff, Your great smile is a memory you left with us. Thank you
for that. I see that smile in my memory often.
Posted by Rick Vavak on October 23, 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.
Posted by John Benson on October 23, 2012
Missing you as always....Love, Dad
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on January 25, 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!
Posted by John Benson on January 20, 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
Posted by John Benson on January 20, 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
Posted by Cindy Benson on January 18, 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
Posted by Pam Lund on January 18, 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
Posted by Susan James on January 18, 2012
Cliff, I wish you were here so I could give you happy birthday hug.
I miss you
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on January 18, 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.
Posted by Craig & Lorraine Jarvis on January 18, 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.
Posted by barry smith on January 18, 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
Posted by Rick Vavak on January 18, 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.
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on October 31, 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!
Posted by Joyce Imprescia on October 25, 2011
Hi Clifford, We are thinking of you and missing you. You are always in our prayers.
All our love, Joyce, Cliff, Mike & Chris
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on October 25, 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.
Posted by Rick Vavak on October 24, 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.
Posted by elaine bryson on October 24, 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
Posted by Cindy Benson on October 23, 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
Posted by John Benson on October 23, 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
Posted by Caitlin Jarvis on October 23, 2011
Thinking of you and your family today Cliff. Much love and always praying for "a peace beyond understanding."
Posted by barry smith on October 23, 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
Posted by Susan James on October 23, 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
Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on October 28, 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.
Posted by John Benson on October 27, 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
Posted by Cindy Benson on October 27, 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
Posted by Luke Pfaendler on October 26, 2010
Hey Cliff, I miss you man! I know your up there smiling down on us.
Posted by Susan James on October 26, 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.
Posted by John Benson on May 2, 2010
remembering and missing you tonight. Dad
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on February 1, 2010
Always remembered...Never forgotten. Thinking of you Cliff.
Posted by Joyce Imprescia on January 23, 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
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Posted by Jim & Cindy Deplitch on October 29, 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
Posted by Susan James on October 23, 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.....
Posted by Cassie Jarvis on October 23, 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.
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Shared by Cassie Jarvis on January 4, 2010

I was about 13 and Cliff was 11. My family and I were planning a trip down to California to visit John, Cindy and Cliff. A few weeks before we arrived, Cliff wrote me the sweetest letter. He said he was looking forward to us coming and couldn't wait for us to get there. I always remembered that! 11 years old and already beaming with love and kindness. Thanks for the letter, Cliff. XO

1986

Shared by John Benson on December 31, 2009

Hey Cliff, Happy New Year son, I remember when your Mom was pregnant I was thinking maybe you might be born on my birthday January 20th, we were close you were born on the 18th. What a great day and the 49ers won the superbowl that year, we watched the game together, you had your little 49er shirt on and I had to prop you up on the couch because you kept falling over. You were my little 49er buddy .  you were all I ever needed. Life seemed so simple that day.I will think of you with fondness and love all the days of my life...Dad

 

Longing

Shared by Cheryl Neumann on December 21, 2009

John,

This is nice that you created this site for Cliff and those who loved him and still love you.  I know your heart aches and the unanswered questions just make it that much more painful.  Just remember that what we see, understand and feel is temporary, the unseen is eternal.  That means that you and I respond to what we can get our minds around, but the unseen is really the relaity.  God is love and full of mercy and in time, the right time, He will let you in on his eternal plan and purpose for all the sorrow and longing you have encountered.

In the meantime, enjoy His love.  Walk with Him and follow Him.  He knows where the road bends and turns.  Remember, he'll never leave you, he'll always guide, guard and protect you and lead you to that peace that passes all understanding.  Keep and your eyes on Jesus, He has his eye on you.  It won't be too long....and you suddenly understand.

Always, Cheryl