Ross Benson


Ross Ian Benson, 94, passed away July 21, 2015 in Meridian, Idaho. He was the son of J. Guy and Hazel Smith Benson, born in Logan, Utah on June 14, 1921. Ross lived his formative years in Malad, Idaho. He attended Utah Agriculture College (now U.S.U) for one year before being called to serve in the Army. Stationed in southeast England during 1944, he met his lovely wife June Kellaway while attending a Valentines dance in her hometown of Burwell, near Cambridge. Their romance blossomed over the following months. At war’s end he left England but he returned the next year, married June, and together they made the crossing of the Atlantic. In 1949, they again were living in England and he was working for the American Exchange Services, managing and directing the air base exchanges (PXs or BXs). He spent about twelve years in Europe and Africa, then nearly twenty years throughout the states. After retiring in 1974, they made their home in Tremonton, Utah, and Pleasant view, Utah. Several winters were spent in Apache Junction, AZ. or Harrisburg and St. George, Utah. Ross held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints no matter where they were living. He was kind, gentle, soft-spoken, and everyone could feel his loving spirit. Ross loved the great outdoors and spent as much time as he could camping, fishing, boating, skiing, riding motor bikes, and always spending time with his family. He is survived by his Eternal Sweetheart, June, son, K. Brent Benson (and special friend, Heidi Baird), son, T. Dion (Caroline) Benson, granddaughter Stephanie (Kirk) Fuhriman and grandson Michael Benson, and five great grandchildren (with one small spirit to soon join the family), and a sister Janice (Jack) Servoss. Also, a multitude of friends who loved him and wanted to be near him, no matter where in the world they lived or worked. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home 132 W. 300 N. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

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