Benedetta Patricia DeMark Antoinette passed away of natural causes March 24, 2011, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 90.
Benedetta (Bené) was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Colorado Springs to James and Nettie Ricci DeMark, who emigrated from Italy. Bené grew up in Colorado Springs, where she worked in Civil Service and had a career in business. She moved to Steamboat Springs in 2005 to be closer to her son. She was a resident of the Selbe Apartments until moving to the Doak Walker Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Antoinette.
Survivors include her two sons, Charles Porter (Maria), of Steamboat Springs, and Anthony DeMark (Evelyn), of Pueblo; and brothers Jim DeMark, of Colorado Springs, and Richard DeMark (Mary), of Colorado Springs.
Bené thoroughly enjoyed living at the Selbe Apartments and loved her friends there. We always will be appreciative of the kindness and friendship of everyone.
The family also wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of the Doak Walker Care Center for caring for Bené since May. The empathy combined with the professionalism exemplified by everyone was truly remarkable.
The family requests that any expressions of sympathy be in the form of a donation to the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.