Uncle Ben is one of the few characters who has never officially been brought back from the dead (I think). Which gave rise to the phrase:

No one in comics stays dead except Uncle Ben

There is a timeline, according to Uncle Ben's wikipedia page, where Ben survives but May dies:

A storyline in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has suggested that Ben may be alive. This Ben, however, was actually from an alternate timeline where Aunt May died in a random accident, leaving him to raise Peter. This alternate Ben came to the 616 reality as part of a plan devised by the Hobgoblin of 2211 to defeat the Spider-Men of different eras

Is there any alternate timeline / dimension / universe in which Ben never dies and Peter grows up with both Uncle Ben and Aunt May?

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    Not an answer, but you may be interested: Spider-verse includes a timeline where Ben became Spider-man, but May and Peter died. – George T Feb 4 '15 at 14:13
  • @GeorgeT ha! That's crazy! Cheers! – Daft Feb 4 '15 at 14:19
  • I seem to recall there being one Earth-616 story (maybe it was an Ultimate) where Ben is returned to life briefly by Dr Strange, but everything is undone by the end of the book. – phantom42 Feb 4 '15 at 14:22
  • @phantom42 yeah I reckon there's a few of those Bens alive until the end of this issue issues. There must be an established trope that covers this exact thing. – Daft Feb 4 '15 at 14:26
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    I prefer the older statement, "No one in comics stays dead except Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben." The fact that the first two didn't stay dead just reinforces the point. – KSmarts Feb 4 '15 at 15:13
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Yes. In the Spider Man crossover comic "Spider-Verse Team-Up #1", Spiderman Noir enters an alternate reality where both Uncle Ben and Aunt May are both alive and well.

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