Barbara Louise Benson

December 14, 1948November 15, 2021

Barbara Louise Benson, 72, was born on December 14, 1948 in West Hempstead, New York and passed away on November 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James and Georgianna Steeg; sister Nancy Steeg and brother James "Tex" Steeg. Survived by her husband, David Wayne Benson, children, Debbie Nelson and Mark Hutchison, grandchildren, Clay and Kyla Kirk and Morgan and Lyndsey Hutchison and great-grandchild, Kinsley Kirk. Also surviving are her siblings, Sharon Boni, Jack Steeg, Chris Scrip and Suzy Godwin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's name would be appreciated to Houston Hospice. Just click on the link below, then click on the Donate tab.

Services honoring Barbara will be held at a later date.


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Tammy Steel

November 24, 2021

David we are praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss. 🙏🏼❤️

Glen Baum

November 22, 2021

John and I will always cherish the memories of Barbara and David visiting our home in Austin, and sharing such happy times together. Barbara's laughter and quick wit will forever be an endearing memory.

Eloise Ellis

November 20, 2021

What a beauty! But then, all you Steeg women are beauties, and all in special ways. I’m sorry that I did not know Barbara better. What I do recall, from my brief times with her, is a flamboyant, vibrant, outgoing personality. She was interesting and full of life. David, I am sure you will miss her so very much. I know you loved her and cared for her in her illness and decline. Now, you must take care of yourself and cherish those precious memories. God, in his infinite wisdom and grace, gave us memories, and I truly believe that as long as someone is remembered, they live on. Sharon, Suzy, Jack, Chrissy—keep her alive in memories. Much love—Eloise