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Minerva "Betty" (Benzinger) Stafford

July 30, 1937 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 82)


Minerva (Betty) Stafford (née Benzinger) of Scottsdale, AZ passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2019. She was 82. She was born in the Bronx, NY on July 30, 1937. She lived in Summit, NJ, where she raised her family and later moved to St. Charles, IL, 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 Katerina Stafford. She was the great grandmother of Savanah N. Thompson and Juliet O. Thompson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


** The memorial service for Mrs. Stafford has been postponed. Please check back to see updated service time in the future. 

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