|Birth: ||May 12, 1952|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2009|
Laura Lee Robinson Benson passed away on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 from the effects of cancer. She was born in Shelby, Ohio to Henry and Doris Robinson on May 12, 1952. She moved to Brigham City, Utah when she was 9 years old and attended Box Elder High School.
She was chosen the City's "Peach Queen" in 1970 and then attended USU to continue her education, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelors Degree in Dance Education. Laura was involved in many performing groups including the USU Aggiettes, Calico Performing Company, Aggie Carolers, The Glenn miller Sunburst Club, and the Celebrate America Show.
Laura met her future husband, Jan Benson in one of the performing groups. Laura agreed to marry Jan and they sealed their marriage in the Logan LDS Temple on July 31, 1973.
She loved the stage and participated in many Broadway shows. She taught clogging, aerobics, ballroom dance, tumbling and children's creative dance. Laura was a T.V. personality and managed the ushers at the Eccles Theatre. She was also runner up in the Mrs. Utah Pageant in 1983.
Perhaps her crowning performance was raising her 5 children: Lisa Benson in AZ, J.R. Benson in NJ, Connie Starks in Ogden,UT, Melanie Allsop in TX, and Julie Benson in Lehi, UT. Laura also helped to raise a Latin daughter, Veronica Silva Wood in Provo, UT. She has 9 grandchildren and claims 2 more from Veronica.
Laura was preceded in death by her younger brother, Mickey, and is survived by her parents, her sister Marcia Robinson, her husband Jan and her children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Monday, June 22nd at noon in the Logan 25th Ward Chapel (325 Lauralin Dr., Logan). Viewings will be on Sunday, June 21st at the Allen-Hall Mortuary from 6-8 pm, and before the funeral services at the church from 10:30 – 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be left at the viewing and funeral.
Henry Shire Robinson (1925 - 2017)
Logan City Cemetery
Created by: S PRICE Nance
Record added: Jun 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38796428