Timmy Lee Benson

January 6th, 1975July 8th, 2022

Timmy Lee Benson was born on Monday, January 6th, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Janet and Jimmy Benson. He ended his life on Friday, July 8th, 2022 in Lafayette, Colorado, after a prolonged battle with mental illness. 

He spent his younger years living in Colorado Springs where he attended Rampart High School. He moved to Lafayette in 2003. He had a variety of jobs, but his passion was working in construction as he enjoyed working with his hands.

Timmy was the happiest when he was outdoors. He loved animals, especially birds and prairie dogs (which he fed and called them Henry's). He really enjoyed riding bicycles and seeing how fast he could go on them. But mostly, Timmy just wanted to have fun, no matter what he was doing.

Timmy is survived by his mother, Janet Benson of Lafayette, CO, who loved him more than words can express; his stepfather, Keith Grahn of Lafayette, CO; two brothers, Joey Benson of Colorado Springs, and Kevin Benson of Ferrum, VA; aunt and uncle Nancy Clarke and Tony Clarke of Broomfield, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Benson, of Colorado Springs, CO; his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Vivian Benson of Colorado Springs, CO; and by his maternal grandmother, Jane Mathis of Arvada, CO.


A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette. Cremation will follow. A memorial service will be held at a later date.




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