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“Dear miss Amber lynn benson u have not be forgotten this is my 5th year in networks . students and staff and teacher at networks miss u never be...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Alex williams

“i all ready miss u all ready @At net works and u didn't get a chance to be in our new school ”
2 of 38 | Posted by: Alex williams

“I just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear about Amber. I was out of town and just found out today. I will always remember the many times...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Susan Cummings

“Our world lost a beautiful young person on Friday. Ambers smile, laugh, & love of life lit up every room she entered and touched many folks souls ...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Ms. D

“For Ruth, Wayne and the rest of Amber s family...I just found out about Amber at work and I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Deb Baker-Pharmacy Tech

“My condolences to the family and friends of Amber Benson. When one so full of life, hopes and dreams is taken away so young, we are truly reminded...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Danielle B.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Amber's family. Although we hadn't seen Amber is quite some time--I do remember a happy and sassy young girl at...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: DeStafney Family

“Amber, it's been roughly five years since I saw you swim at U of D and was your SRO at Shue Middle School. Time goes by so fast and I would have...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Dean McGrory

“Amber worked with us for a short time but she touched our lives forever. We will always remember her for her continuous smile, her kind and generous...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: barbara wilkers Alderman's Ct. 40

“Jeff, Ruth Anne and Wayne, The volunteers at KINfolk would like to extend to you our deepest condolences. We knew Amber to be a beautiful,...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Melinda McGuigan

“BEYOND THE SUNSET BEYOND THE SUNSET, OH BLISSFUL MORNING, WHEN WITH OUR SAVIO HEAV'N IS BEGUN. EARTH TOILING ENDED, OH GLORIOUS DAWNING; BEYOND THE...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Ann Arsenal

“Amber we were so fortunate to have you in our family with your bubbly personality and big smile and the courage you had. We have lots of memories to...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Aunt Linda

“My darling Amber, You had the soul of an angel. Your smile brighten the stormiest day. Your laugh made the saddest person feel happiness again. You...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Bethy

“Amber's light will continue to shine.She was such a ray of energy to all who knew her.Amber will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.Our thoughts...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Jay Stewart

“Because I know Amber moved immediately to Guardian Angel! it is to Ruth Ann and Wayne and Jeff I send my deepest, heartfelt sympathy. How does one...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Sandra Brawders

“hey amber. i miss you so much! i miss coming home from work on the weekends to you so cheerfully asking me if i had fun at work and if i had a funny...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: stephanie becker

“Dear Amber, I am so sad to hear that I will no longer see your big smile. I will miss seeing you at Networks and the Newark library. I have memories...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Eric DiSabatino

“Amber I want you to knowt that you were so much a part of my life. I enjoyed tormrnting you as much as you loved to mess with me. You were one...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Uncle Dave

“amber you were my buddy for many yrs on the bus i have had thousands of children cross my path but so few who left such a footprint on my heart the...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: miss alison

“Amber, Only you would listen over and over and over again to my silly stories about animals. I had two more stories to tell you, but I'm positive...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Uncle Bob

“Amber - what a beautiful person you were! You will be missed by many! May you now RIP Love Ms Burke & Kayla Burke (Networks) ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Kateri Burke (Kayla Burke's Mom)

“Amber was a beautiful person inside and out. It was an honor to know her and her wonderful grandparents. The world is a little darker without her...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Lauren

“Amber I will miss our daily chats and text messages. God blessed me by being at your birth, seeing you turn into the fine young lady you became and...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Leysa Mercaldo

“My Dearest Amber, Thank you for all the hugs and kisses that I will cherish forever and yes all the laughter. We had so much fun together . . ....Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Aunt Lorraine

“To the Bensons: I wanted to tell you that it has been a privilege knowing Amber for these past four years while attending Christiana High School. ...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Cathy Everts

“Our loss is heaven's gain! I don't think truer words have been or can be written about Amber. Her enthusiasm, strength and zeal for life was...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Steven Shearon

“I never knew Amber, but I just had to read her Obituary. This young women had a wonderful life with her family & friends. She was loved so much,...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Sandra

“Dear Jeff and family, Duane and I were so very sorry to learn of the loss of your Amber. My you find comfort in the memories of your dear daughter....Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Penni Frassico and Duane Wallace

“God Bless our newest angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff and the family. Hope knowing how many people have you all in their thoughts and...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: karyn wilson

“Jeff john and i send our deepest condolences for amber. she was always a joyful person. So very nice. she will be missed by the bowling world and...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: pat davis (hagelstein)

“My dear friend, close your eyes... hold my hand, and hear me whisper... For the times I was lost, you were there to look for me. Will you believe me...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Donald Fox and all Friends

“Hi Amber you will be missed and always i know you always smile even when you where upset every body at networks loved you even mis d we was haveing a...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Donald Fox

“Hi Amber, its as you always told everyone My CRAZZY Uncle checking in with you again. We are all sad that you had to leave as so unexpectedly this...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Uncle Dwayne

“You have held a special place in my heart for 18 years....I will never forget all of the memories we have shared..the laughter we created and joy you...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: steff

“Amber, You were the love of our lives -- our whole world. We cannot believe that you were taken from us so unexpectedly. Every room we walk into...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Mom Mom & Pop Pop Benson

“Amber, you were simply incredible. I will miss your vibrant, positive attitude, your contagious smile and your laughter. Your determination and...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Cory Nourie

“Amber the light of your innocence brightened our world, and your generous heart embraced us all. I can see you dancing with the angels now. In...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Patty Becker

“Amber you gave me strength every day. I know all the bumps in the road in your life you had to overcome and you ALWAYS came out smiling, laughing and...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Dad


Our precious Amber was taken from us on Friday March 16, 2012. She was 20 years old. Amber was a ray of sunshine in the lives of so many who knew her.

Amber was a graduate of Christiana High School. During her high school years she also attended the Networks School, where she has been continuing her education. Through the Networks School, Amber volunteered at Faithful Friends and helped socialize animals for adoption. She especially enjoyed helping 'Tonya', a special needs cat. She was an avid bowler and swimmer for the V.I.P. Special Olympics teams, winning numerous gold, silver and bronze medals. Amber had a love and passion for helping animals and children with disabilities. She took great pride in mentoring many other children to be the very best they could be. She wanted so much to volunteer at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital to help ease the concerns of children who were having surgery.

Amber is survived by her father, Jeffrey Benson and his fiance' Patricia Becker, sister Stephanie Becker; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Ruth Anne Benson; maternal grandparents, Robert and Nancy Brynes and David and Dawn Bach; uncles Dwayne Benson and James Bach and aunt Leysa Mercaldo; honorary grandmother Patricia Lodise, as well as numerous other relatives and her dogs Goldie and Muffin.

A very special thanks to the excellent teachers at the Networks School as well as all the doctors, nurses and staff at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Amber was fortunate to go to A.I. for 20 years. Many of the doctors, nurses and staff, as well as the Networks faculty were part of her extended family.

A celebration of Amber's life will be held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Burial will be private.