Margaret S. Benson, 79, passed away at her home in Manassas, Va. on Sept. 19, 2018.  
Margaret was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Hamburg to Herman E. and Dorothy C. Solzman,
Meg was musically talented, both in singing and playing clarinet in the marching band and loved playing cards with her best friend, Nancy Martin Gunn.
Through Nancy, Meg met her future husband, Edward L. Benson Jr., and they married Feb. 22, 1969.  
Together they traveled the U.S. and after joining the State Department, were assigned to Ghana, Ivory Coast, Germany, Pakistan and Washington, D.C., where she worked at the State Department until retiring in 2015.
Kindred spirits, they took every opportunity to see the world, meet new people and try new foods.
Margaret, as Ed called her, loved digging in the dirt, feeding birds and squirrels, and shopping for clothes.
Always interested in other people, Meg knew how to draw people out and was an attentive listener.
Generous, kindhearted and compassionate, Meg lived her faith every day.  She was a beloved member of the choir at Hillendale Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Va.
Survivors include her sister, Beth Underwood, nieces and nephews, and daughter, Amy Benson Rogers, her husband Roger, and their son, Theodore.
A celebration of life service and luncheon will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. at Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas, Va.  
Memorial donations may be made to the Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center in Woodbridge, Va.