|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2011|
Geraldine (Gerry) Dorman Benton, 91, of Ventura died Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Geraldine was born in Bowie, Texas, Jan. 17, 1919, a classic beauty, like a 1940's George Petty poster girl. She was known for her flashing smile, quick wit, and easy manner, and was loved by all.
On July 5, 1941, Gerry married Harold Benton from Iowa Park, Texas. A marriage spanning 63 years. In 1942 Harold enlisted with the Navy Seabees while Gerry worked as a secretary in Port Hueneme.
In 1948 the Benton's established permanent residency in Montalvo. Gerry was a superb chef, seamstress, and craftsperson. Retiring in 1970, the couple traveled more than 200,000 miles throughout the U.S. wearing out two motor homes.
Gerry continued her travels after Harold passed away in 2004. Highlights were a trip with her brother to Boston and Washington, D.C. She also enjoyed local trips with the Ventura County seniors group.
Gerry is survived by her two brothers, Bud and J.W. of Bowie, Texas.
A memorial service is schedule Jan. 13, 10 a.m. in Crestview Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, Texas. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, California. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Harold Benton (1914 - 2004)*
Crestview Memorial Park
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63942168