Margaret M. Benavides Mason Age 64, died February 25, 2014; born September 27, 1949 to Joseph and Phyllis (Johnson) Tamer. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and sister. She had a special love for Collin and Julia. Margaret was a Nurses Aid and caregiver for many years, loved NASCAR racing and her special dog, Bennie. She enjoyed traveling, road trips and gardening. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hector (Tito) Benavides; and brother, Michael Tamer. Surviving her are her son, Anthony (Shelley) Benavides; 2 grandchildren, Collin and Julia Benavides; fiancé, Gary Hollis and his daughter, Shannon (Bob) Knapp and 5 sisters, Marsha Porter (Mike Jacobson), Marty (Mort) Firestone, Marlyn (Ron Parker) Tamer, Marianne (Scott) Shaver, Mona Lynn Martin. The Memorial Service will be Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Riverview Community Church, 3585 Willoughby Rd., Holt, MI 48842. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Contributions in her memory may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 West Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 2, 2014