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Obituary for Kevin John Benefield

Kevin John Benefield passed away March 24th, 2022 in Parkdale, Oregon. He was 71 years of age.  Kevin was born October 24, 1950 in Eagle Lake, Minnesota to parents Donald Henry Benefield and Evelyn Faye Nielsen. Kevin came from a large family and was 4th eldest of 10 siblings.

Kevin had lived in Minnesota and California until he settled in Hood River, Oregon in 1985. His career as a steelworker & skilled welder spanned 30 years.

Kevin enjoyed the simple things of life, a walk in the woods and spending time with his family. He greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved a good poker game, was an avid reader, he'd play chess for hours, and especially liked watching sports, as well as watching old “westerns” like Gunsmoke. Kevin had a great sense of humor and quick wit.  He was fondly known for his ability to fix anything; a self-taught mechanic and skilled “handyman”.   

He was married 37 years to Connie Cordero and was a proud father of 3 children and grandfather of 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.  Survived by his children: Daughter; Stacie Benefield, Sons; Donald Benefield, Jesse Benefield.  Daughter-in-Law; Janohn Johnson-Benefield. Son-in-Law; Choncy Jones.  Grandson; Klayton Benefield.  Granddaughters; Kennley Benefield, Clara Jones. Siblings; Quinn Benefield, Karen Benefield, Kimberly Benefield-Lespade, Kristy Benefield-Danberry,  and many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and his cherished dog LuLu.

There are no words to fully express how much Kevin will be missed; he’ll always hold a place in our hearts.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center • 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.  Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.