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John Scott (Scotty) Benson

Posted 2009-11-07 by Sharla
Owens Livingston Mortuary
Holbrook, Arizona

John Scott (Scotty) Benson, 95, died Oct. 8, 2007, at his home in Holbrook. Services will be led by the Masonic Lodge at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Holbrook Cemetery.

He was born in Harrisonville, Missouri, on a small farm, May 27, 1912, to William Edward and Mary Ella (Dudley) Benson.

He was the seventh and sole survivor of eleven siblings.
In 1936, he came to Holbrook to work for the National Park Service as a Park Ranger.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and trained in a Tank Destroyer Unit which took part in capturing the Remagen Bridge near the Rhine.
In 1970, he became postmaster, retiring in 1974, serving 37 years in public service. He also was a 66 year member of the Masonic Lodge.
He married Kathleen (Kitty) Ballard from Snowflake in 1953. They had five children.

Scotty loved fishing, hunting, baseball and football. He lived a full life.

He is survived by his five children, Charles Grant Benson, Ivean Benson Kinzy, Susan Benson King, Linda Benson Hinegardner and Debbie Benson; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty, in 2004.

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