Minerva (Betty) Stafford née Benzinger of Scottsdale AZ passed away peacefully at home on December 29th she was 82. She was born in the Bronx NY on July 30th 1937. She lived in Summit New Jersey where she raised her family later moving to St. Charles Illinois before retiring to Scottsdale, Arizona. She was the beloved Wife of John W. Stafford for 61years. She was the Mother of Beth A. Stafford, and Brian J. Stafford. She was the Grandmother of Kevin N. Thompson, Katrina Thompson, Kathleen A. Stafford, and John P. Stafford. She was the Mother in-law of Katarina Thompson. She was the Great Grandmother to Savanah N. Thompson, and Juliet O. Thompson. A Memorial Service will be held at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary on March 21st at 3:00 pm. In Lou of flowers donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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