Alphabetical Alumni
Bennett, Franklin T.

Bennett, Franklin T.

Franklin Bennett

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Franklin T. Bennett. He also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 211.

Bennett, Gary H.
86 North 800 West
Orem, Utah 84057 US

Gary and Linda Bennett
  • Work: 801-225-4036
  • Cell: 801-367-8628
  • Home: 801-471-0498

Class of 1960. Gary H. Bennett. Senior Class Vice President. Football, Baseball, Track, Lettermen. [Name listed as both Bennett and Bennet in 1960 Wildcat yearbook.] BYU 1967. After BYH graduation in 1960 I went on six-month active duty with the Utah National Guard, stationed at Fort Ord, California. In 1961 went on a mission to the Central States with headquarters in Independence, Missouri. Returned home in 1963. Worked and attended BYU. Worked for Harmon and Clegg Construction for a year, then went to work for Provo City Power. In 1969 married Nancy Latimer in the SLC temple and adopted her four children after which we had three more. Marriage lasted 23 years before ending in divorce. In 1998 Marred Linda Burr in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. We have 15 grandchildren which I enjoy very much. Over the years I have worked eight years as meat cutter and manager, then spent last working years at Geneva Steel. I retired in 2003. I am enjoying skiing in the winter, and fishing and boating in the summer along with traveling anytime I get a chance. Looking forward to the 45th year reunion of the BYH Class of 1960 in 2005, and to serving a mission with my wife in the near future. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: garyhbennett@yahoo.com @2010

Bennett, Helen

Bennett, Helen
Bountiful, Utah US

Helen and Rex Olsen

Class of 1937. Helen Bennett. Music. Fauvine Club, President. ~ ~ ~ ~ Helen Bennett was born on January 4, 1919 in Spring Canyon [Storrs], Carbon County, Utah. Her parents were Franklin Tennyson Bennett, born August 21, 1881 in Provo, Utah, who died October 25, 1957 in Provo, Utah; and Elsie Ashworth Bennett, born April 13, 1882 in Beaver, Utah, who died May 5, 1965 in Provo, Utah. Helen Bennett graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1937. ~ ~ Helen first married Wells Lindquist Brady, born February 6, 1920 in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah. They were married on June 14, 1941 in Coalville, Utah. Wells Brady died on May 9, 1999 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ~ ~ Helen second married Rex Lamont Olsen, who was born July 8, 1932 in Orem, Utah. They married on January 28, 1966 in Provo, Utah. Rex died on July 28, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Helen Bennett Olsen died on November 8, 1984 in Bountiful, Utah.

Bennett, Lowell

Lowell Bennett

Class of 1945. Lowell Bennett.

Bennett, May

Bennett, May
Provo, Utah US

May & Thad Bennett

Class of 1931. May Bennett. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ She was a member of the BYH Peppettes during the 1930-1931 school year, according to the 1931 BYU Banyan. ~ ~ ~ ~ May Bennett Hansen was born November 22, 1913, in Storrs, Utah. Her parents were Frank & Elsie Ashworth Bennett. May married Andrew Thaddeus "Thad" Hansen. Thad was born May 3, 1915 in Elsinore, Utah. His parents were Andrew Neils Hansen & Olive Sorensen Hansen. They were living in Richfield, Utah in 1940. Thad Hansen died on September 10, 1967 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo City Cemetery. May died on February 25, 1994, her husband having predeceased her. Her interment, Provo City Cemetery. Source.

Bennett, Pauline

Bennett, Pauline

Pauline Bennett

Class of 1925. Pauline Bennett. Source: 1925 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Bennett, Virginia
1525 S. 400 E.
Springville, Utah 84663 US

Virginia Crane
  • Home: (801)489-6120

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Virginia Bennett. She married ______ Crane.

Bennion, Adam Samuel

Bennion, Adam Samuel
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Adam S. & Minerva Bennion

Board of Trustees, 1939 to 1958. Adam S. Bennion (December 2, 1886 - February 11, 1958), was a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was ordained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 9, 1953 to replace the vacancy caused by Elder John A. Widtsoe's death. Elder Bennion died in 1958 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He served less than five years in the quorum, but he was esteemed highly by his brethren. Upon his passing, Hugh B. Brown was called to the quorum. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born in Taylorsville, Utah, Adam S. Bennion was the son of Joseph B. Bennion and Mary Ann Sharp Bennion. Adam's father died May 25, 1888, leaving Mary Ann to raise and provide for the family of seven children, three of whom died in early childhood, leaving Adam and his three surviving sisters. Adam attended grade school in Taylorsville and enrolled at the University of Utah where he completed his high school years and graduated from the University in 1908 with honors. He became an English teacher at LDS High School in Salt Lake City. After teaching for three years, he was determined to further his education. He married a former student, Minerva Richards Young, in the fall of 1911. Minerva's father, Brigadier General Richard W. Young, was a grandson of Brigham Young. Adam and his new bride spent one year at Columbia University in New York where he obtained his master's degree. They returned to Salt Lake City in 1912, where he became an English teacher at Granite High School. In 1912, the LDS Church started a religion class at Granite High School, called "Seminary." Dr. Bennion was deeply involved in the first seminary of the Church, and the resulting growth of this program. In 1913, he became the principal of Granite High School. He attended the University of Chicago during the summer of 1914, studying school administration. In 1915, he became a member of the General Board of the Deseret Sunday School, set apart by David O. McKay. He then accepted a position as an assistant professor of English at the University of Utah. After two years at the University, he was called by Church President Heber J. Grant to be the superintendent of LDS Church Schools in 1919. This did not include Brigham Young University, but did include all other church schools, which were many in number. During 1921-1923, he received a two-year leave of absence and obtained his doctorate degree at the University of California. In 1927, he left the Church education program and became associated with the Utah Power & Light Company as Director of Personnel. In 1934, Dr. Bennion was promoted to assistant to the president of UP&L. In 1944, Dr. Bennion was encouraged by many Republican and civic leaders to run for the US Senate. He finally and somewhat reluctantly did so. He resigned from the power company and campaigned vigorously, but with World War II winding down, and faced by the very powerful national Democrat leadership, Bennion was defeated by the Democrat incumbent, Senator Elbert D. Thomas. Other opportunities were offered to him, but he returned the UP&L Company as an executive vice president. In 1947, he became a director of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, a position he held until his death in 1958. In April of 1953, Adam Samuel Bennion was called by Church President David O. McKay to serve in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Bennion wrote several books focused on teaching religion. Unfortunately, this mission as an Apostle last only about five years. He died because of a cerebral hemorrhage on February 11, 1958.

Bennion, Elizabeth
10519 Raritan
Houston, Texas 77043-2817

Elizabeth & Michael Olsen
  • Work: (713) 827-7942

Class of 1968. Elizabeth Bennion. She married Michael D. Olsen.

Bennion, Enos

Bennion, Enos

Enos Bennion

BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Enos Bennion. Awarded Special Certificate in Bookkeeping. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886.

Bennion, Janice

Bennion, Janice
Ferron, Utah US

Janice and Val Bess

Class of 1957 ~ Honorary. Janice Bennion. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: David Goff Bennion and Vera Rose Herron Bennion. Their children included five daughters: Sharlene Bennion; Carla Bennion (Ken) Peterson; Janice Bennion [BYH Class of 1957 ~ Honorary] (Val) Bess; Marsha Bennion (Bob) White; and Sharon Bennion [BYH Class of 1960 ~ Honorary] (Gerald - Jerry) Dillenbeck. ~ ~ ~ ~ I'm alive and enjoying life at the young age of 70! @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Janice "Jan" Bennion Bess. Ferron, UT - "I am not a body. I am free. I am as God created me." -A Course in Miracles. Janice "Jan" Bess, age 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 6, 2014. Jan was born June 28, 1939 in Salt Lake City to David Goff Bennion and Vera Rose Herron. She attended Brigham Young High in Provo and Stevens Heneger College. She married Roland B. Wilkins. They later divorced. She spent 50 wonderful years with the love of her life, Val W. Bess. They married January 23, 1964 in Elko Nevada. After growing up in Sugarhouse, she spent the majority of her life in South Salt Lake as a dedicated wife and mother raising four children. In 1997 she moved with her husband, Val, to Ferron Utah, fulfilling their dream of retiring in the country. She loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. She was active skier, boater and golfer, but most of all she loved camping. As a very proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 23 years her love and care helped many in recovery. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Emery Historical Society. She believed in the lessons written in "A Course in Miracles". Jan is survived by her husband, Val; sister, Marsha; daughter, Tammy Bess; son, Mike Wilkins; and grandsons, Colton and Jared. She will also be greatly missed by her special adopted family, JoAnn, Jennifer, Tyler, Adam, Lula and Johnathan. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carla and Sharon; and two daughters, Danna and Sandy. A casual gathering for remembrance will be held Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Fausett Mortuary 680 East 100 South, Price. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Jan at www.fausettmortuary.com [Salt Lake Tribune - Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014] Source

Bennion, Joseph W.
PO Box 186
Spring City, Utah 84662 US

Joe & Lee Bennion
  • Work: 435-462-2708
  • Cell: 435-262-0582

Class of 1970. Joe Bennion. BYU BFA Ceramics 1982. BYU MFA Ceramics 1986. Joe married Lee Udall -- she is also an artist. ~ ~ ~ ~ "I have lived in Spring City since 1977 and am still the husband of Lee Udall. I am a potter and she is a painter. I also work seasonally as a river guide in Grand Canyon." Second email. @Nov 2008

Bennion, Katherine
5017 Candice Wood Circle
West Valley City, Utah 84120-2876

Katherine & Dennis Pincock
  • Work: (801) 965-9780

Class of 1968. Katherine Bennion. She married Dennis Pincock. She attended BYU Idaho (Ricks College) in 1969. @2001

Bennion, Lois

Bennion, Lois

Lois Bennion

Class of 1917. Lois Bennion. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 58.

Bennion, Lowell
Provo, Utah

Lowell Bennion

Faculty & Staff, BYH 1950s or 1960s. Subject taught? _____ [Is this the famous Lowell Lindsay Bennion, born 1908, now deceased? (Probably not.) or Lowell Andrew Bennion, born 1925, now deceased (married Shirley Deane Armitage)? or another Lowell Bennion?] At least three possibilities: 1. There is a Lowell C. "Ben" (wife, Sherilyn) resided in Bayside, California (son of Lowell L. Bennion); and 2. In March of 2003, Lowell Bennion, Humboldt State University, Emeritus, participated in a Mormon conference at Yale Divinity School; and 3. There is a Lowell Bennion living at 2836 Brookburn Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-3531 - (801) 274-9215 @2006

Bennion, Lowell McRae

Bennion, Lowell McRae
Provo, Utah US

Lowell Bennion

Class of 1967. Lowell McRae Bennion. BYU BA 1973. Born April 27, 1949 in Provo, Utah. He died May 19, 1976. His parents: George Cannon Bennion and Joye McRae Bennion. Interment, Vernon Cemetery, Tooele County, 325 South Main Street, Vernon, Utah 84080. ~ ~ ~ ~ News article about Lowell's mother in 2001: Association aids Chinese village school. OREM -- Joye Bennion, who accompanied her husband on a teaching assignment to China several years ago, has turned the trip into a long-term humanitarian effort to help educate underprivileged children. Every year about 60 teachers from BYU make the trek to China to teach English in various universities. Joye made her first trip with her husband, George, a BYU English professor. While there, she visited a primitive village school and decided she needed to help. For the past five years, the Bennions have returned to the little village school in Lan Gao County, Shaanzi Province. Returned teachers automatically become members of the China Teacher's Alumni Association, an organization Joye Bennion began, which has since become a part of the BYU Kennedy Center's exchange teaching program. Through the association, Joye Bennion has initiated several efforts to help the village school. During that first visit, she found a school building that was more of a shanty; textbooks few, old and outdated; and a little pink-cheeked teacher who had not been paid for four months. Yet villagers continued to make every effort possible to see their children be educated. The villagers live in remote huts on a mountainside. Bennion, a BYU sociology graduate, said the tiniest children walk from 1-3 miles to school each day. About 40 children stay at the school Monday-Friday rather than face the daily trek. Bennion said she was touched by the sincere devotion and determination in the faces of the youngsters who were so eager to learn to read and write. After that first visit, Bennion soon decided to return -- riding 15 hours on a train and two hours by car -- to the village with some school supplies. But Bennion said she felt her contribution was "hopelessly inadequate." So, when the alumni association was formed, she suggested making the village a project. Since then, the 4-year-old association has made numerous contributions to the Shan Yi primary school of Lan Gao County. Because families live on about $200 per year, many cannot afford to pay the $50 tuition. The association has paid tuition for 197 students, funded a modern addition to the school and has started a library that will make books available to every student. In addition, the association has established a $1,000 scholarship at Xi'an Foreign Language University, which is designated for poor students who qualify to enter. Bennion, who has made several trips back to the village, will return again April 16 [2001]. "We go over to monitor the various expenditures, to see how things are going, and what kind of advances have been made," said Bennion. After hearing about the alumni group's efforts, several retired Chinese businessmen from the nearby city of Ankang have taken the little school under their wing and established a charitable organization with three goals:
* To re-establish a family in the event they have lost their dwelling to a natural disaster.
* To provide tuition for qualified students to go on to higher education.
* To establish a workshop to train handicapped children to be self-sufficient. For more information or to make a contribution, contact the China Teacher's Alumni Association Inc. at the Kennedy Center, BYU, 237 HRCB, P.O. Box 24537, Provo, Utah 84602-4537 or by phone at 378-3377. [Provo Daily Herald, March 17, 2001. By Char'Ree B. Reynolds, Spanish Fork Correspondent.]

Bennion, Lynette [June Lynette]

Bennion, Lynette [June Lynette]
Mackay, Idaho US

Lynette and Reed Asay

Class of 1946. Lynette Bennion [June Lynette Bennion]. She graduated from BYH on May 23, 1946. Source: 1946 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Music 1950. Married Reed Z. Asay, of Leslie, Idaho. Her parents are Parley June Bennion and Helen Burton Bennion. Alternate address: Reed Z. Asay, 4430 North 3830 West, Mackay, Idaho 83251 - (208) 588-3363. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: June Lynette Bennion Asay, 84, of Mackay, Idaho, died of natural causes early Friday, August 17, 2012, in Provo, Utah, at Beehive Homes of Provo. She was born August 16, 1928, in Salt Lake City to Parley Junius and Helen Burton Bennion. She grew up in Afton, Wyoming, in the heart of beautiful Star Valley. She graduated from Brigham Young University High School in Provo in May of 1946. Lynette earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from BYU in 1950. Lynette taught over 700 high school and elementary school students in Salt Lake City and Mackay in a career that spanned over 30 years. She was also active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of the many church positions she held, Lynette's favorite calling was music chairperson, which allowed her to lead the choir, play the organ and train other organists and conductors. She loved to teach young people so that they could fulfill music callings all of their lives. Lynette loved to take care of others and continued to do so as long as she was able. She had a unique ability to make others feel that they were special. She was a talented pianist and passed on her love of music to children and grandchildren. Lynette always saw beauty in the world around her and captured it in photos and shared it through painting. She made the landscape of her home colorful by planting vibrant flowers in her garden. Lynette always had a hug and a smile for each grandchild and kept up with their interests and activities. They have warm memories of hot cocoa before breakfast, ice cream with fresh berries, homemade quilts and many games of pinochle and cribbage, as well as daring rescues from rattlesnakes, which she killed with a shovel. Lynette was a strong woman who did what needed to be done. Lynette is survived by her husband, Reed Z. Asay; children, Tan (Paul) Summers of Bountiful, Utah, Don (Loretta) Asay of Las Vegas, Nevada, Christie (Daniel) Berndt of Woodbury, Minnesota, Robin (Robin) Pearson of Moore, Idaho, and Ruth Ann (David) Wagstaff of Provo, Utah; 22 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Lynette was preceded in death by her parents, Parley Junius and Helen Bennion; her brothers, Grant and Parley Bennion; and one grandson, Robert Asay. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Leslie, Idaho, LDS Ward building, 3801 N. Highway 93. There will be a viewing from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, at Anderson Family Funeral Home, 2555 N. Highway 93 in Arco. The family also welcomes visitors from noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to services. Graveside services will follow at Mount McCaleb Cemetery on Main Street in Mackay. [Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, August 22, 2012]

Bennion, Marian
2320 Gene Littler Drive
El Paso, Texas 79936-2708 US

Marian and Wayne Stevens
  • Work: (915) 593-3226

Faculty & Staff, 1950s. Married Wayne E. Stevens. Attended BYU 1952, BS Utah State University, MA Columbia University, New York. @2006

Bennion, Mark

Mark Bennion

Class of 1975. Mark Bennion. [Need middle initial, current location.] [TM]

Bennion, Owen Cannon

Bennion, Owen Cannon
Stark City, Missouri US

Owen and Lenore Bennion

Faculty & Staff. Owen Cannon Bennion. Married Lenore. 1960-1968 - Science: Chemistry & Physics Teacher. BYU BS Education 1952, University of Utah MS 1960. Lived in retirement in Stark City, Missouri. Owen's son: Samuel Owen Bennion, also Stark City, Missouri. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: DO NOT confuse with another Owen C. Bennion: Owen Clark Bennion, 86, of Farmington, Utah passed away peacefully of natural causes in Provo, March 11, 2006.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Owen Cannon Bennion 4/10/22-1/24/08. Owen C. Bennion, 85, Stark City, Missouri, died at 10:05 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2008 at his home, following a short illness. He was born April 10, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Glynn Sharp Bennion and Lucile Morris (Cannon) Bennion. Owen Bennion spent his early years homesteading and cattle ranching with his father in western Utah. He served as a missionary in the Central States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1941 to 1943. He also served stateside in the US Army during World War II from 1943 to 1947 at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Owen graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1955 with a BS degree in Education. He also took graduate classes at University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi, and received a Master of Science Education at the University of Utah in 1960. He taught in the science department of Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah from 1955 to 1960. He taught Physics and Earth Science in Brigham Young High school from 1960 to 1968. Next he taught Chemistry, Physics and Geology in the Indian Education Department at Brigham Young University from 1968 through 1984. During this time he took frequent trips with his students to teach Geology and outdoor survival skills in Utah’s west desert. He also taught Old Testament and Book of Mormon; went to Israel to work on biblical archaeological site at Tel Macal; and taught geology at Crowder College from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Bennion was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Sunday School teacher, Bishop, Branch President, High Councilor and Home Teacher. He was an avid gardener and loved fishing and backpacking in the High Uintah Mountains in Utah, where as a Scoutmaster he frequently took his Boy Scout troop. Mr. Bennion was preceded in death by a brother, Glynn Colin Bennion, and a son, Matthew Wood Bennion. Owen married Lenore Wood, August 30, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lenore survives along with 12 children: sons, Joseph and Lee Bennion, Spring City, Utah; Glynn and Jodi Bennion, Scott City, Kansas; Howard and Holly Bennion, Fairfield, California; Samuel and Miyuki Bennion, Stark City, Missouri; Jonathan and Clara Bennion, Camdenton, Missouri; daughters, Katherine and Dennis Pincock, West Valley City, Utah; Anne and Darrell Hansen, Granby, Missouri; Jeanne and Brad Mitchell, Perry, Oklahoma; Mary Lois and Jonathan Snow, Burlington, Iowa; Eileen and John Bingner, Hillsborough, Oregon; Lillian and Doug Nehring, Billings, Montana; Lucy and Bryan Byrd, Stark City, Missouri; two brothers and a sister, George and Joye Bennion, Utah; Robert and Francine Bennion, Utah; Eileen McKean, Salt Lake City, Utah; Sergene Bennion (sister-in-law), Provo, Utah; 67 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meeting House in Granby, Missouri. Interment, Macedonia Cemetery, Stella, Missouri. [Posted on-line by Bro. Bennion's son, Joe, Saturday, January 26th, 2008.] ~ ~ ~ ~ In Memoriam

Bennion, Rebecca
371 South Palisades Drive
Orem, Utah 84097-5739 US

Rebecca and F. P. Armstrong
  • Work: (801) 225-3589

Class of 1971. Rebecca Bennion. BYU 1975. Married F. P. Armstrong.

Bennion, Richard D.

Richard Bennion

Class of 1933. Richard D. Bennion, Vice President, Senior Class. Born 1915. [Is this Richard Desla Bennion, born March 12, 1915, in Seattle, King County, Washington? If yes, he died April 12, 1982. Richard Desla Bennion's parents: Desla Slade Bennion Bennion (1889-1965) and Edna Louise Hull Bennion.]

Bennion, Scott

Scott Bennion

Class of 1972. Scott Bennion. [Need more information.] [TM]

Bennion, Sharon
359 Vidas Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 US

Sharon and Jerry Dillenbeck
  • Work: (801) 466-9635

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. Attended in 1957, participated in BYJrH Music. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: David Goff Bennion and Vera Rose Herron Bennion. Their children included five daughters: Sharlene Bennion; Carla Bennion (Ken) Peterson; Janice Bennion [BYH Class of 1957 ~ Honorary] (Val) Bess; Marsha Bennion (Bob) White; and Sharon Bennion [BYH Class of 1960 ~ Honorary] (Gerald - Jerry) Dillenbeck. @2007

Benson, Colleen

Benson, Colleen
Bringham City, Utah US

Colleen & R. Dee Law

Class of 1947. Colleen Benson. Married Ronald Dee Law, also a member of the BYH Class of 1947. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Brigham City - Colleen Benson Law passed away peacefully at home from natural causes on Friday, October 27, 2006. Colleen was born March 12, 1929 in Provo, Utah to Joseph Dunkley Benson and Iva Laura Jones Benson. She grew up in Provo, where she attended BYU Elementary Training School, BY Jr. High and Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1947, where she was the Class Valedictorian. She interrupted her studies at BYU to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California, serving in Pacific Grove, Los Gatos, Modesto and Fresno. On December 27, 1951, she was sealed to her best friend, Ronald Dee Law [also BYH Class of 1947], in the St. George Temple. Colleen and R. Dee (as he is called in the family) had known each other since the second grade. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in the spring of 1952 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in music. In 1954 the family moved to Southern California, where Colleen taught kindergarten while her husband pursued further education, after which they lived in North Hollywood, Venice and La Mirada, California. In 1958, they moved back to Utah, living in Logan, Providence and Brigham City. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, J. Roland Sandstrom, and a brother, Joe Dell Benson. Surviving by her husband, Ronald, Brigham City; three daughters, Lauralee (Don) Lester, Texas; Linda (Ron) Sharp, Oklahoma; Sharon Willie, Brigham City; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one brother, David Keith (Madelin) Benson, St. George; one sister-in-law, Aldine Benson, Orem; one step sister, Barbara (Dick) Summerhays, California. Colleen Benson Law was a noble woman of great faith. She always spoke the truth and always kept her promises. Her entire life was focused on her family and on the gospel of Jesus Christ. She worked faithfully and repeatedly in the Primary, YWMIA, Sunday school, and Relief Society of the LDS Church. She was a visiting teacher all of her adult life. Her special love was teaching young children. For over 20 years, she served in the Brigham City Regional Name Extraction Center, where she worked on Dutch and French records. Colleen loved books and reading. She loved to travel, especially with her husband. Later in life, Colleen and R. Dee had the pleasure of serving two missions together in the France Paris Mission, serving in the cities of Poitiers, Tours and Le Mans. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, in the Brigham City Utah North Stake Center. Interment, Brigham City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, October 29, 2006.]

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