WATERLOO -- Valeria Joan Benson, 79, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, Jan. 4, of natural causes.
She was born Feb. 1, 1935, in rural Dumont, daughter of Cecil and Bernice DeVore. She married William Benson on Feb. 16, 1952, in Humeston.
Survived by: her husband; daughters, Vickie Benson of Cedar Falls, and Diana Morris (Mike) and Ellen Benson, both of Orlando; a son, Bill (Sandy) of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Abby Snipes (Kenn), Wendy Morris-Timms (Andy), Evan Benson, Alex Benson, Anna Benson and Brandon Floyd; and four great-grandchildren, Mariah Benson, Cecilia Snipes, Reagan Knapp and Harper Snipes.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a grandson, Matthew Persson.
Celebration of Life: 4 p.m. Thursday at the Grove House / Cypress Grove Park, 290 West Holden Ave., Orlando, FL 32839.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.