|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1945|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2011|
Ben was Find A Grave CONTRIBUTOR 'widowmate' for FIVE YEARS - even though his bio page number continues to 'grow'...
Age 65, of Hot Springs AR, formerly of El Dorado AR, was mercifully pronounced dead (rather than put on life support) at 4:18pm Wednesday, as a result of injuries sustained as a driver in an auto accident (with his wife, and beloved canine Rufus, as passengers) at 3:35pm that day, in Hot Springs; born and raised in El Dorado AR, to Lloyd Chesney and Billie Jean Baston; graduated Louisiana Tech University with Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree, minor in math; was a process engineer for Union Carbide, Atlantic Richfield, Crown Central Petroleum, Houston Lighting and Power Company, and Baston Oil Company of El Dorado AR; private computer consultant; licensed small aircraft pilot; FCC licensed radio operator; adjunct professor in Union, Ouachita, and Columbia Counties.
With retirement time available to him, Ben volunteered his energies and abilities to the Find A Grave website project; working carefully and diligently, to clean cemetery markers (with natural bristle brushes), and digging out those 'buried' over time, to enable him to photograph and enter those folks' names and dates at this website. He was a stickler for accuracy, and invested countless hours in pursuit of that goal. Ben's memorial page was created (pre-need) once the marker was set and photographed, three years before his demise.
Ben was predeceased by his father Lloyd C Baston and his oldest son Daniel R Baston.
Survivors include wife of six years, mother, two daughters, a son, a brother and sister, a grand daughter and another on the way, a niece, three nephews, and two previous wives, the mothers of his four children [names not listed, per Find A Grave new (2013) rules].
No funeral services were scheduled, as per Ben's wishes. Cremation was handled by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Burial of cremains was Monday, April 4, 2011, at noon.
Lloyd Chesney Baston (1920 - 1998)
A SURVIVOR With Many Names (1947 - ____)*
Daniel R Baston (1983 - 1993)*
"Married December 20, 2005"
Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Plot: Garden of Memory; 147-7
Created by: Volunteer #46577499
Record added: Apr 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26116201