|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1918|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 2003|
Roy A. Benson, 84, of Canon city, died Jan. 3, 2003 in Florence. He was born Feb. 11, 1918, to Alva and Mary (Schmidt) Benson in Gardner. He served in the Army during world War II in the 90th Infantry Division, 344th Field Artillery. When he was discharged, he returned to Gardner to work before taking a job in Pueblo with the C&W Railroad at CF&I. He married Lula (Millie)Vories on August 4, 1964 in Canon city.
He moved to Canon city and began a career in the construction industry until his retirement in the late 1970s. He turned his love of gardening into an avocation as truck farmer.
Mr. Benson is survived by his wife; sisters, Nola Boynton of Willows, California, and Eva Johston of Lakewood; three nieces and one nephew; three great-nieces and five great-nephews; friends Kimery and Gene Uhl.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8 at Wilson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Kinyon officiating, Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Gardner Cemetery in Gardner.
In lie of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County or the Salvation Army.
Alva Adam Benson (1891 - 1973)
Maria Bertha Schmitt Schmidt Benson (1899 - 1962)
Lula Amelia Vories Benson (1917 - 2016)
Roy Alfred Benson (1918 - 2003)
Eva Irene Benson Johnston (1919 - 2010)*
Alva Andrew Benson (1921 - 1985)*
Nola Benson Boynton (1924 - 2010)*
Created by: Betty L. Schmidt
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
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