Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Margaret Benfante of Valley Springs

   Margaret Louise Benfante died on January 17, 2017 of Metasstic Breast Cancer at her home on Brooks Lane in Valley Springs.  She was 69.

   Born July 30, 1947 in Bremerton, Washington, she retired in 2013 after 31 years as an electro-mechanical drafter and technical illustrator.

   At the age of nine, drawing horses became a substitute for not having a horse of her own.  following the drawing of horses, she began painting them in oil on canvas. In 2009 she began
fulfilling her lifelong dream of casting bronze.

   Margaret is survived by her husband of 51 years Thomas Benfante; sons Paul Benfante and Thomas M. Benfante, daughter Jaimie Benfante Wilson; granddaughters Ashlee T. Benfante (Parks), Meghann M. Wilson; grandsons Leif McDonald, James T. Wilson, and Joseph Benfante; great-grandchildren Gannon Dekoker and Connor Benfante; sisters Marie Huston of San Diego, Judith Best of Martinsville, Indiana and Katherine Cottrell of Henderson, Nevada.


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