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 Emil Ernest Benoit

Emil Ernest Benoit

Gentilly, Polk County, Minnesota, USA
Death 4 Sep 2002 (aged 85)
Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Burial Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 49440545 · View Source
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Aug. 11, 1917 -- Sept. 4, 2002

Emil Ernest Benoit, 85, of Albany died Wednesday at his home.

Mr. Benoit was born in Gentilly, Minn., to Joseph Ephraim and Anna Marie (LeBlanc) Benoit. He moved to Oregon City at age 5. After high school he worked five years as a carpenter's assistant at Hawley Paper Co. of Oregon City.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served 54 months at sea in the Pacific Theater and the Middle East during and after World War II. He was discharged as a carpenter's mate first class in February 1947.

Mr. Benoit logged and was a tree topper out of Eureka, Calif.

He met Delta Mae Hogue at Humboldt State College in Arcata, Calif., where they were married on June 27, 1953. They moved to Albany in 1957.

Mr. Benoit was a millwright for Willamette Industries in Albany, and he retired in 1981. He enjoyed elk and deer hunting, fishing for salmon on the Alsea River and traveling throughout the world with his wife, who was a photographer.

Mrs. Benoit died in June 1993.

Mr. Benoit is survived by sisters Cecile Converse of Grand Coulee, Wash., Irene Walstrom of Milwaukie, Madilyn Mitchell of Woodburn and Lauret Mitchell of Oregon City. Brothers Henry and Paul preceded him in death.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at AAsum Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Betts officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in Mr. Benoit's name may be made to St. Mary's School or to the Lou Gehrig Foundation and can be sent directly or in care of AAsum Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321.




  • Created by: Nancy Benoit Searle
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49440545
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emil Ernest Benoit (11 Aug 1917–4 Sep 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49440545, citing Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens, Albany, Linn County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Benoit Searle (contributor 46604508) .