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BENSON, Teresa Marie (Miller) 1957-2015


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 11/10/2015 at 14:00:06

Teresa Marie (Miller) Benson was born April 13, 1957 in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Roger and Frances (White) Miller.

She was raised in Waterloo attending school at St. Johnís and, then, Columbus High School. After graduation from high school Teresa attended Hawkeye Tech and received an Associateís Degree in Accounting. She worked for Quality Accounting & Tax Service Inc., and, then, Omega Cabinets where she worked for over 30 years. Teresa first met Allen Benson at Happy Joeís Pizza on St. Patrickís Day but the couple didnít begin dating until a couple of years later. They married on October 7, 1983.

Teresa will be remembered as a loving, caring and generous friend and family member. She enjoyed life and brought a lot of fun and humor to those she loved with her infectious laugh (and sneeze)! Teresa treasured the time she spent on cruises with Allen and their friends Darwin and Mary Westendorf. She served as a song leader and choir member at Queen of Peace Catholic Parish.

Teresa passed away at the age of 58 years on Friday, June 19, 2015, at home surrounded by loved ones under the care of Unity Point Hospice.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Miller and step-father, Jim Wright.

Teresa is survived by her mother, Frances Wright; husband, Allen; son, Ben Miller of Altoona; step-son, Mike (Shannon) Benson of Jesup; three grandchildren, Jaryd, Haleigh and Adysen Benson; four brothers: Joe Miller of Waterloo, Mark Miller of Waterloo, Tony Miller of Waterloo and Greg (Lynette) Miller of Grundy Ctr; two sisters, Michelle (Jeff) Mason of Sumner and Melissa (Kurt) Schmitz of Waterloo; two step-brothers, Ken Wright of Illinois and John Wright of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Camp Odayin at www.campodayin.org .

Monday, June 22, 2015
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, Iowa

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Queen of Peace Catholic Parish
320 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, Iowa

Source: Parrott & Wood funeral home


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