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Sonja Pearl Benson

01/09/1939 - 08/05/2020
Visitation Date: 08/12/2020
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5190 S. Recker Rd, Gilbert, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Sonja Pearl Phelps Benson, 81, passed away at her home in Gilbert, Arizona on August 5, 2020.  Sonja was born January 9, 1939 in Chewelah, Washington.  She moved with her parents, Charles Harry Phelps and Nadine Henderson, to Portland, Oregon where she was raised.  She eventually moved to Incline Village, Nevada (Lake Tahoe) where she lived until 1984.  She then moved to Arizona.  She and her husband, Carl E Benson, were married in January 2000.  She was very active in her church (LDS) and was active in her community theatre and dance clubs.  She enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing golf and tennis.  She loved giving service to others and spending time with her family.  Sonja is survived by her husband, Carl E. Benson, her two children, Mike Roberts (Tamara) and Melanie Little (Steven).  Her legacy will continue through her 13 grandchildren and 7.8 great grandchildren.  Sonja was preceded in death by two grandchildren-Courtney T. Roberts and Dalton J. Roberts.  Sonja touched many lives with her kind spirit and loving nature.  She will be missed by all.

Visitation will be at the LDS Church (5190 S. Recker Rd, Gilbert, AZ) from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on August 12, 2020.  A private funeral service will follow. For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.


  • So sorry that Sonja has passed on. We had many good times together when we all lived up at the Lake Tahoe area. We used to get on a bus in Truckee and go to the Oakland Temple. Will miss her. Thank you for letting us know. Most sincerely Glenda and Garth Labrum

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