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Maria “Tina” Christina Behnke Spencer

Date of Death: August 28, 2023
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
130 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
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Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Winchester, VA 22601
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Maria Christina Behnke Spencer, 59, of Winchester, VA, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023 at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Tina was born in Orange, CA, the daughter of Mary Genevieve Ackermann and the late Arthur R. Behnke. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from James Madison University. Tina was a proudContinue Reading

Stan Para left a message on September 3, 2023:
I am so sad to hear about the news of Tina's passing. I am Uncle Stash to Judy Rutledge. I met Tina through her when they attended JMU together. I visited the college several times on my trip from Georgia to PA. Tina was always a joy to be around. On their trip cross country after college they stopped by in Georgia for a visit and to crash for the night. I will remember Tina and keep her and her family in my prayers. May the Light of Jesus shine every so brightly upon her soul, AMEN
Tammy Porter Rankin left a message on September 2, 2023:
I was so saddened to read about the difficult journey that Tina experienced over the last 10 months. She was strong & brave and will be missed by so many !! She was always a hard worker, & great wife and loving Mom. Love & prayers to Marlin, Marlena, Harrison & Redman. Also many thoughts & prayers to Jean, Carla & Robert, Art & Angie, Parker & Cooper. May God comfort all of you during this very difficult time. Tammy Porter Rankin
Catherine Bogaty left a message on September 1, 2023:
Dear Marlin and Family, Sending prayers and our deepest sympathies…there are no words. Tina was so vibrant and full of life. She was always positive and had great ideas which is why I hand picked her to take my place on the SWP Board all those years ago; I knew she would be an amazing asset. What a BAD awful cancer…same one I lost my Mom to a couple of years ago. She was healthy and then suddenly we buried her 4 months later. I’m so sorry but now she will not suffer and is at peace. You will see her often when she comes around to check in and let you know she is OK. That will bring you some peace. God bless. Sincerely, Catherine and Justin Bogaty
Jamie LeSage left a message on September 1, 2023:
My condolences go out to the whole family, may God hold her in his arms as she enters the gates of heaven, and may you all be at peace knowing she is in a Heavenly place , with her father there to Greet her in.
Kristin Bruhn left a message on August 30, 2023:
Our deepest condolences to your family at this time of your immeasurable loss. Our son Hunter worked for AirPac for several years and always thought of Tina as his mom away from home. She and I often connected over our fierce devotion to our children. Once sitting next to each other in church, after catching up on the lives of our kids, a hymn began to play and we simultaneously started getting teary eyed. We looked over at each other and started to laugh. She was a beautiful person in every way. We will miss her vivacious personality and humor. God bless you and your family. I’m so so sorry to miss her funeral as I am out of town.
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Onofrio Castiglia left a message on August 30, 2023:
Tina was a kind and lovely person. I never felt judged by her and so enjoyed my time with her and her family at church functions, boy scout outings and school activities. A word with her never failed to make the day brighter. She was rightfully loved and respected; her absence will be felt in perpetuity across the Shenandoah Valley and by all those who knew her. My thoughts are with her family.
Charry Taylor left a message on August 30, 2023:
Sending our sincerest sympathies and condolences from the Taylor Family, Charry, Tanis and Tasmin
Maureen Hanley left a message on August 30, 2023:
In memory of Maria “Tina” Christina Behnke Spencer, Maureen Hanley lit a candle
Barbara Hineline left a message on August 29, 2023:
Prayers for comfort and peace for friends and family. It was an honor to know Tina, may she rest in peace
Bridget Borlie left a message on August 29, 2023:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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