Steven James Benton, age 58 of Weed, California, left his home on Friday, December 30, 2011 due to congestive heart failure.

Steven was born on June 5, 1953 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Fred and Barbara Benton.

Steven is survived by his mother, Barbara Benton of Grenada; brothers, Fred Benton (and Marsha) of Mount Shasta and Jeff Benton of Pueblo, Colorado; daughter, Dallas Benton (and Donald) of Weed; son, Garrett Benton of Weed; grandchildren, Shannon, Kirk, Angel Haberstitch, and Malicahi Wetherby; many nieces and nephews; and his pet and companion, Ace.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Mae Jacobson; father, Fred Benton; and the mother of his two children, Danita Atchley.

Steven was an amazing father, friend, brother and husband. He will be missed by all who knew him and will forever be in our hearts.

Services will be held sometime this summer.