Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL


Dalys Dalia Benninghoff

17 enero , 193013 febrero , 2020
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Mrs. Dalys Dalia Benninghoff (Perez), of Tampa, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the age of 90, with her husband by her side.

Dalys was born to parents Pablo Mario Perez and Lucia Guerra Perez on January 17, 1930 in Panama City, Panama. She grew up as the youngest of five. In 1965, she married Ronald W. Benninghoff, and the couple had three children.

Dalys is survived by husband Ronald Benninghoff, her son, Scott (Linda L.) Benninghoff; her son, Wilbur (Robin S.) Benninghoff, and her daughter Sherry (Craig J.) Lindgren; 10 grandchildren and a number of other loving relatives and friends. Dalys is preceded in death by her parents, Lucia and Mario; her brothers, Cesar and Bolivar and her sisters, Ruth and Oderay.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home – Carrollwood and friends and family are invited to attend. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and instead is asking for donations to HPH Hospice, Pasco County.


  • Memorial Service viernes, 28 febrero , 2020
  • Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery viernes, 28 febrero , 2020


Dalys Dalia Benninghoff


Bobby Clingan

29 febrero , 2020

May God Blesss You Mrs. Benninghoff, You will be missed and I miss talking to you! Mr. Bobby W. Clingan

Giny García

28 febrero , 2020

Queridos Tio Ron, Scott, Sherry y Willy. La tía Chomba ya descansa en la Paz del Señor donde no hay dolor ni sufrimiento. Dios la tenga en la Gloria y que brille para ella la Luz Perpetua. Un Fuerte Abrazo desde Panamá.. Giny y Familia

Abdiel Arauz

28 febrero , 2020

La señora Dalys siempre sera muy recordada por todos. Muy querida y siempre sonriente.

Graciela Elena Roriguez Perez

27 febrero , 2020

No hay palabras para expresar el dolor que sentimos Andrés y Chelita por la partida de nuestra querida tía Chomba. Nos unimos a ustedes Tío Ron, Scoot , Willi y Sherry toda la familia. Oramos para que Dios les dé mucha fortaleza y aceptación. Hasta luego tía Chomba te queremos hasta la eternidad 👄🖤❤💜🌹

Ronald Benninghoff

25 febrero , 2020

In the year 1965, during the third week of November, I was invited by my friend and US Air Force colleague Alton Gaston, to dinner at his apartment in Panama City, Panama. There I met Dalys Perez, a friend of Al's wife, who graciously paid my taxi fare as the driver had no change. We had a great dinner and evening and agreed to meet again. We did indeed meet again and several times after that.

During the third week of December I went to Dalys's mother’s apartment. There in the presence of Dalys's family, I formally asked Lucia Guerra, Dalys's mother, for Dalys's hand in marriage. I told her I loved her daughter, respected her and I would always care for her. The response was a "Yes" and was accompanied by a tray of champagne flutes for a toast.

On December 24, 1965, thirty days after meeting Dalys Perez, we were married by the local magistrate in her mother’s apartment. Alton was my 'best man' and another tray of champagne flutes appeared for another toast.

Dalys and I have had a wonderful, adventurous and fulfilling life. We have raised three children, welcomed ten grandchildren and numerous Irish Setters. It has been a great life and I can truthfully say that "Love at First sight" can and did happen.

Christopher Lindgren

24 febrero , 2020

My Abuela was the sweetest most funny person of my childhood. She loved her family very much, and life won’t be the same without her. My favorite stuffed animal was a stuffed puppy she gave me. I’ll never forget you Weewa. Te Quiero Mucho. ❤

Craig Lindgren

24 febrero , 2020

Mom, I will always be grateful to you for accepting me into your wonderful family. I will always cherish the memories of us watching baseball games (Yankees and Red Sox) and playing card games especially continental. You are the continental queen, until we meet again in heaven and play cards again. I miss you and you will forever be my second mom.

Glenn Tucker

20 febrero , 2020

Scott, Willie, and entire Benninghoff family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Know that although your Mom may be gone, she's never forgotten.

I remember she was always at our Fastlich baseball games (Go Macaws) rooting on all of us. Such a fun and full of life lady, who loved her sons with all her heart.

God bless her and keep her until you meet up with her again.

Un abrazo,

El Buitre

Erasmo Lawrence

19 febrero , 2020

Ron, received my sincere condolence.

Joni Sue (Carlisle) Bair

18 febrero , 2020

Dearest Benninghoff Family,
With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to your family on the loss of your sweet moma. “What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness “ (Thomas Bailey Aldrich).
Mrs. Benninghoff was a wonderful person and kind neighbor. May you find comfort in beautiful memories . Did you know that your gentle moma pierced my ears and my sister Donnie ‘s ears too?


1933, Dalys's baptism


1937 Dalys's confirmation


1960, Dalys's first car.


1962, Dalys in Spain.


1962, Dalys in Spain.


1963, Dalys at Gladicita and Lucy's first communion celebration, Panama.


1963, Dalys in a Pan Am 707 at Tocumen airport, Panama.


1964, Dalys visits Pan Am office in Madrid, Spain.


1964, Dalys with mother (Lucia) and siblings (Bolivar, Ruth, Oderay and Cesar), Panama.