Benjamin Childs, age 45

Lost to gun violence on December 23, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.

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  • Nickname:
    4 benjo, beenjammin, benji, pastabrc
  • Number of children:
    8 3
  • Personality:
    6 kind, funny, caring
    5 accepting, patient, amazing dad
    3 caring. understanding. will miss you.Ernesto Mexicano
  • Occupation:
    3 Your hug and support will last forever your friend Ernesto Mexicano in Monterey Bay of Pines
  • Workplace:
    5 the greene mansion
  • Schools attended:
    3 Curtis jr High- Curtis High school university place Washington
  • Comments:
    7 benjo, i thank God i was able to have you in our lives
    4 this shouldn't Have happened to Ben. He was a great man, great mentor, great leader.
    2 love you

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