Tristen Andrea Benson, age 15, of San Antonio passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005. She is survived by her parents, Alfred and Brenda Benson; sister, Lacy Daniel (Gault); brother, Ryan Benson; grandparents, Marvin and Cindy Sims; nephews, Ethan and Camden Daniel; and numerous aunts and uncles. We will miss you and love you.

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  1. To the Benson family – I, as well as my family greive for your loss. You are in our thoughts and we are hopeful that during this difficult time that you can find some strength in knowing that Tristen is now safe-and in the hands of God. May she rest in peace and God bless you and your family.

  2. I knew Tristen at school, and would like to let you all know how sorry I am that she has died. We mourn with you.

  3. To the Family of Tristen Benson – It’s with all my prayers, I lift up your family. It’s such a tragedy when someone so young is taken from us. I pray that the pain you are feeling passes quickly, and allows you to remember Tristen as she was. Cause in your memories, she will always be with you, and as you carry her in your heart, she lives on through you. May God bless and keep you.

  4. i just want to say thank you to tristen for being a nice friend and helping me with things she was a rolemodel to me tho she never knew it for two years and i missed her when she moved onto ninth grade she was really a great person and i hope wherever she is she lives on she gets the life that she really wanted to live tho i never knew the family i just want to say i hope that you will all be ok ur daughter was an awesome person and i promise i will never forget her megan stepanian

  5. Brenda & Alfred, There is no greater pain than the lost of a child. Tristen was a beautiful young woman and loved by so many! We are all blessed to have had her in our lives! We will miss her quirky ways, her scence of humor, her love for all animals, and most of all her smile! Ryan, you are a great brother and we know you will keep her memory alive forever. May she find Peace. She is our angel watching over us now. God Bless the family and everyone who loved her! We will miss her so much! Big hug to you, our Tee! Love…Dale & Tina Thibodeaux

  6. Lacy & family, We know you were a wonderful sister to Tristen. The love between sisters is never ending! She loved you and the boys.I hope that you can find some peace. Keep her memory alive for the boys so that they will know their aunt Tristen and how she loved them! Be there for Mom, she will need you now more than ever. If you need someone to talk to, we will always be here for you…All our prayers are with you and your family. Hugs and kisses, Lacy, we love you…God Bless… Dale & Tina and Family

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Alfred, Ryan & family. There are no words for the loss of one’s child and sister. Just know that Tristen is in a better place and finally home!

  8. I give my deep regards to the Benson family. Tristen was and is a beautiful person both inside and out. Her family, friends and all those touched by her life will never forget her. – Randal Magalee

  9. Tristen was a great person inside. Even though alot of people didnt get to see that about her. She was a person that i saw crying for help. Tristen and I hung out many times. She always told me her problems. I liked that she felt she could trust me. I will always keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I love you tristen.RIP

  10. TO MARVIN AND CINDY SIMS; WE WISH TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

  11. Tristen, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You were such a loyal friend and thank you for the ALL laughs. I miss you muchly and I’ll never forget you. I know I’ll see you again someday. And to the family, I am so sorry for what has happened. She was beautiful inside and out. Much love and hope, Aaron.

  12. Tristen,I love you dearly and even though you are not with me phisically I know that you will always be with me through mind and soul.Mr. and Mrs.Benson,I know that it is hard to get over losses of the family, but i hope that the hurt fades quickley, and you can see how many great things there were to be seen in Tristen.

  13. Dearest Benson family, i know its a little late to sign this but i thought it mught make y’all happy. Brenda & Al (where do i start with you two, lol) you two are wonderful parents and it shall remain that way. You’ve fed, sheltered, and in some ways parented me. I love you guys and stay strong. Ryan, my nigga, how do i begin…i’d have to start off by saying you ARE the coolest 14 yr old kid i know. You’re tough, wise, and not much can really bring you down. That’s why you have to stay up and stay strong for your mother/father and yourself homeboy. All my love to the Benson family. love “Caveman”

  14. Dearest Benson family, i know its a little late to sign this but i thought it mught make y’all happy. Brenda & Al (where do i start with you two, lol) you two are wonderful parents and it shall remain that way. You’ve fed, sheltered, and in some ways parented me. I love you guys and stay strong. Ryan, my nigga, how do i begin…i’d have to start off by saying you ARE the coolest 14 yr old kid i know. You’re tough, wise, and not much can really bring you down. That’s why you have to stay up and stay strong for your mother/father and yourself homeboy. All my love to the Benson family. love “Caveman” P.S. i wanted to know if i could only borrow a copy of Tristen’s funeral picture…she looked so beautiful in that picture. R.I.P. “Twisted Mynd”

  15. What do I have to say to the parents of Tristen? I never really knew her but when i did talk with her she was so smart and willing to try new things. But i never thought this would ever happen! It makes me so angry that she passed so young and its all yall’s problem. You did this to her. This would have never happend if you just listend to this girl. She told me on her birthday that you guys forgot and i was the only one who bought her anything. Do you know how sad that is? well im not trying to be harsh no wait yes i am!!!!!!!!!

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