Benjiman Thomas Blue

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Benjiman Thomas Blue, age 66, of McLean, VA died on Monday, December 11, 2006 at Fairfax Hospital of Pulmonary Firbrosis due to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam.Husband of Karen Blue. Beloved and Cherished father of Brantley Y. (Alicia) Blue, Christopher L. (Camille) Blue, and Kimberly B. (Robert) Luke. Grandfather of Erica, Myles, Leilah and Kaleb. Funeral services will be held at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 6817 Dean Drive, McLean, VA on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Charles Weslely United Methodist Church in his name.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Dear Karen and Family: My heart goes to you and your family. You are in my prayers and thoughts. If I can do anything for you, please let me know. I am truly sorry. A friend always, Irma

  2. Dear Bereaved Blue Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of deep sorrow. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. In Sympathy, Willie J. Thomas Colleague and Friend US Department of State (OIG)

  3. Dear Karen, Brantley, Chris and Kim the Stowell family will keep you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time and always. We will all miss Ben so much. Take care Chuck

  4. Dear Mrs. Blue and Family. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4) My prayers are with you and your family during this hour of bereavement. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Peace and Blessings, (Former employee of Mr. Blue)

  5. My sympathy to the entire family. Ben will be sorely missed. It was indeed a pleasure to work with him over the years.

  6. I am sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Ben Blue. He was a thoughtful and considerate colleague.

  7. Karen I am saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. Please accept my sympathy and condolences. Dallas Tonsager

  8. To Karen and Family: We were honored to work with a “good family man and a real gentleman”! There is a sign on Ben’s desk that reads: -Godisnowhere. Then Ben told me to read it again. I did! It really reads: -God is now here! Ben has fought a good fight and he kept the faith! His battle is over! – Ben is now where God is! – May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your family in the days to come. Erma Thomas OIG Co-Worker

  9. My condolences go out to his family. My prayers are with you in your time of need. Mr. Blue was always around when I needed a hand. He was the best. He will be missed.

  10. I was so sorry to receive a department notice announcing Ben death. I was first introduced to the wonderful Mr Ben Blue over 19 years ago. Mr Blue was my life line when it came to getting the dip courier travel vouchers processed. Twenty years ago the Washignton couriers were traveling on many trips and I was up to my eye balls with well over a hundred vouchers to process every months. Mr. Blue would do the research when vouchers had not be paid, when vouchers were lost or when the voucher amounts were reduce. Without him being in my corner and doing an outstanding job on behalf of the Washington Regional Diplomatic Courier office back then I would have thrown up my hands and quit. Because it would take up to 2 months for some of the courier vouchers to be processed and paid Mr. Blue volunteered to handle all the courier’s voucher personally, but the head of the voucher would not like him to that, but he make himself very available to me when I need assistance. Thank you Ben for all your help in those trying days.

  11. Ben was a gentle and compassionate public servant who knew the travel regulations backward and forward. He explained everything in plain English and was never too busy to help. He unraveled many a travel authorization or voucher for me when I was at my wits end. He provided superb customer service and never called whatever bind we put ourselves in “stupid!” I missed having his assistance when I left the OIG. He was the absolute best! My condolences to Mrs. Karen Blue and your family.

  12. Karen, I’m so sorry to hear of your and your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Dear Ben, I will be thinking of you and of distant shores and travels we all must make. May God keep you and hold you in His final peace. All the best, my friend. Hugh

  14. Mrs. Blue and family, my most sincere condolences, prayers, and best wishes. Ben and I spent much time talking about family and life, as well as work. He was always willing to share his knowledge. May all your thoughts of him forever bring forth a meadow of wonderful memories.

  15. To the Blue Family: My prayers are going out for you and the family in this time of sorrow. May God sustain and keep you at this sad time.

  16. Karen Blue and Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. I feel very fortunate to have known Ben. He was a pleasure to work with and a true “Southern” gentleman who loved his job and enjoyed being with his colleagues. We will all miss him a great deal.

  17. Karen, I am deeply sadden about your family’s lost. Especially, after having just talked with you via email. As I think about Ben, I’m am so honored to have known him and to have had the opportunity to work with him. At a time like this, I know no amount of words can ease your grief. I pray that you are comforted in knowing that his memory lives on in the many lives he touch. God Bless.

  18. Karen, My heart goes out to you and the entire family during this difficult time. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that Ben lived his life to its fullest, and that his soul will remain alive in the countless lives that he touched along the way. Personally, just seeing the twinkle in his eye and getting one of his big bear hugs could brighten up any day. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Linda

  19. Karen, Kim, Chris & Brantley, Ben and I are so honored to be a part of your family. We will miss Benjiman horribly and I know there is nothing we can say to ease your pain, but we love you and we are here for you. Love, Amy & Ben

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