Obituary of Benerito Marquez
Our dear father, Benerito A. Marquez sadly passed away on September 1, 2022, at the age of 74
in Greeley, CO, surrounded by his family who will continue to honor his legacy by carrying on
his strength, humility, and gentleness.
Ben was born in Denver, CO on October 15, 1947. He graduated from Denver North at the age
of 17 and immediately enlisted in the Marine Corps. After returning home from his two tours in
Vietnam, he met his life-long best friend and wife of 54 years, Susie Marquez (Duron). They
were married on January 11, 1969, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Ben finished his career with the
Marine Corps in Twentynine Palms, California. He and Susie then relocated back to Fort Collins,
Colorado where they raised their five children.
Ben had a lifelong career as a union member in the natural gas distribution industry where he
instilled the passion for the profession into his children. He was also a pastor throughout the
years had several hobbies including fly fishing and camping, which he enjoyed doing with his
family. He also loved watching and talking about football. Ben enjoyed spending time outside
with his wife, drinking a cup of coffee and watching the sunrises together.
Ben was a father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend. He meant everything to everyone! Ben
is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Susie, children, Ben, Gabe
(Leeann), Paul, Zeke (Melissa) and Monica (Cornelo), two brothers, three sisters, his mother,
twenty-two grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren and many more extended family.
He lived his life as "Once a Marine Always a Marine"
The Life Celebration Service will be held at Adamson Life Celebration Home (2000, 47th Ave. Greeley, CO 80634) on Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 PM with a reception following in the reception hall.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Benerito Marquez, please visit Tribute Store