Marion Benware

Marion Benware (Walker), 74, of Inglis, Fla., formerly of Broadalbin, N.Y., passed away comfortably Dec. 16, 2012, at her daughter’s home near Orlando, Fla. She was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and was a graduate of Mayfield High School.

She was predeceased by: her parents, Ed Walker and Goldie Sawyer; her loving husband, Thomas Francis Benware of Galway, N.Y.; her brother, William Walker; her sister, Letitia Walker; nephew, Billy Walker; nephew, Jeffrey Walker.

She is survived by: her daughers, Lynne Rhode (Trotino) and husband, Mike Trotino of Florida, Lisa Walker (Rhode) of Florida and Lori Eckberg (Wadsworth) and husband, Eric Eckberg of Broadalbin, N.Y.; and grandson, Devin Eckberg; also her niece, Sandy Fagiani (Walker) from Gloversville, N.Y.

A special thanks to the cancer team in Florida for giving our Mom four more years to celebrate life.

For all who loved her knew she was one of a kind – there will be no other. To our Mom and friend – forever missed until we meet again.

You can shed tears that she is gone

Or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

Or you can be full of love that you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she is gone

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

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