Patrick Dennis Beneman
September 24, 1954  -  February 28, 2019

Patrick Dennis Beneman


Celebration of Life
Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home
505 Old Austin Highway
Bastrop, TX  
Saturday, March 9, 2019
2:00pm
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I served in the Navy.

Patrick Dennis Beneman passed away peacefully holding the hand of his wife on
February 28 at the age of 64. Pat was born on September 24, 1954 in Port Huron,
Michigan. He married his wife Cherry on December 23, 1997. Two days later, on
Christmas Day, she finally learned how to pronounce his last name.

He is preceded in death by his Parents Lester and Alice Beneman, and his son
Patrick Jr.

Pat is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cherry Beneman and Daughters Monica (Ryan)
Adam, Ginnie (Joshua) Kennedy, and son Ian Beneman; Sisters Holly Winter, Heidi
Beneman and Heather (Neal) Rushford; His grandchildren Joseph (who he called Joey),
Aundrea (who he called Drea, and always kept his “boy gun” handy), Isabella (who he
called Bitty), Ryder and Logan (who he called the boys).

He is retired with 24 years of Active Duty in the United States Navy as a Navy Seal.
He was a 2 War Veteran with 2 tours in Vietnam, a tour in Desert Strom and many
conflicts in between. During his time in the Military, he spent 13 years deployed at sea
and visited 62 foreign countries. He retired as an OSCS (E-8). He met his wife while they
were stationed together at CINCLANTFLT Norfolk, VA.

After he retired from the United States Navy, he spent several years working for various
people learning carpentry and rock laying. He was then hired by the LCRA and worked at
Lake Bastrop’s North and South shore. During his time there he prided himself in making
the park a beautiful place for people to visit. Mowing, clearing campsites, making signs,
doing construction and cutting the nine miles of hike and bike trails between North and
South Shore. He was transferred his last 3 years to the Mansfield Dam office where he
continued to make the parks up and down the Colorado River a beautiful place for people
to visit. After 15 years with the LCRA he retired to spend his time making his own property
look like a park for his wife, who worked by his side. He enjoyed spending time with family,
fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed playing worship music to God. Sometimes, he would
play up to 5 hours at a time, often loosing track of how long he was playing. Pat was a gifted
musician who played by ear and taught himself to play guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin,
bouzouki, harmonica and the keyboard.

Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Marrs-Jones-Newby
Funeral Home in Bastrop. Followed by a burial at Sea by the United States Navy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bastrop Christian Outreach Center, 1096 Hwy 71W,
P.O. Box 111, Bastrop, Texas 78602 and designated to Musical Instrument Fund to be used to buy
musical instruments for those who cannot afford one.

Condolences(11)

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  1. Bill Brown
    Austin, TX

    I had the honor to work with and share friendship with Pat Beneman through the LCRA parks. I admired his ethics, integrity, and loyalty. My world was a better place with Pat. Rest in piece!

    Bill Brown

  2. Jill Brackin
    Bastrop, TX

    So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. All of us who worked with him at the LCRA parks will miss seeing him around town and out at the lake. A true Christian and patriot. Rest in peace, Sailor.

  3. Ryan Adam
    Austin, TX

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Pat was always so enthusiastic when I came to visit you guys on Thanksgiving and the other holidays. Always so motivated on what project he planned to do next to y’alls property. He was a great guy and as Monica says, I already know he is jamming with Jesus. One thing I always wish I had done with him was to have that one day to go fishing....I know he knew I wanted to go.

    God Bless you Pat!! You will be missed. But we know you are playing your guitar, looking down on us from Heaven. Rest In Peace sir, God speed.

  4. Ryan Adam
    Austin, TX

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Pat was always so enthusiastic when I came to visit you guys on Thanksgiving and the other holidays. Always so motivated on what project he planned to do next to y’alls property. He was a great guy and as Monica says, I already know he is jamming with Jesus. One thing I always wish I had done with him was to have that one day to go fishing....I know he knew I wanted to go.

    God Bless you Pat!! You will be missed. But we know you are playing your guitar, looking down on us from Heaven. Rest In Peace sir, God speed.

  5. David Hills
    Fairgrove, MI

    Cherry and family,Holly,Hedi and Heather I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Pat was a great friend and we had some great times hanging out and growing up in and around Fairgrove. May Gods love be with you’s in your time of sorrow. David Hills

  6. cheryl a zielke
    Kimball, MI

    Holding dear all the fond memories of our vacations to Fairgrove ..cousins are the best,..Thank you for your years of service , and hugs to "The Girls"..RIP Pat

  7. David Hills
    Fairgrove, MI

    Cherry and family I am deeply sorry for your loss, may Gods love be with you and your family in this time of grieving. Pat was a great friend. We did a lot together growing up in and around Fairgrove. May Gods Love be with you and your family. David and Joanne Hills

  8. Nanette Shilling
    Malabar, FL

    My prayers are with His family.
    I'm Uncle Al's daughter. My love to you all.

  9. Sherri Hoy
    Caro, MI

    To Pat’s family, I am very sorry for your lose. Although, I haven’t seen Pat since high school he was a good friend and comrade in fun crimes as we were growing up. I feel blessed to have known him. Sherri Dean Hoy

  10. Sandra Duvernois
    MILLINGTON, MI

    You and your sisters were my "first official " babysitting job when I was just 12. Your whole family became my second family. Plus you became best friends with my brother, John. I've always loved you. I treasure the memories we've all shared. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. Dennis and Roxie Taylor
    Paige, TX

    Dennis and I were looking forward to spending time with you after he retired from work . You will be greatly missed brother we love you

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