Robert Scott Benscoter
|Posted 2022-07-28 by mhenderson|
|Published by Today's News Herald on Jul. 28, 2022 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Robert Scott Benscoter "Bob" passed away on July 13, 2022 at his home in
Nordman, Idaho in Reeder Bay at Priest Lake. He was surrounded by his
Bob was born on Jan. 21, 1927 in his family home on American Ridge in
Kendrick, ID to Harry Scott "Pete" Benscoter and Mary Ella Lyle. He
married Dorothy June Forsman in 1945 in Clarkston, Washington at
Dorothy's family home. He joined the Army Air Corps and departed for
boot camp in July of 1945. He was first stationed in Biloxi,
Mississippi, and then transferred to Denver, Colorado where Dorothy
joined him in the fall of 1945. Bob was honorably discharged in 1946
after World War II ended. Bob and Dorothy lived in Denver for about a
year before moving to Lewiston, Idaho where he worked for CC Andersons,
and later International Harvester selling farm equipment. After some
time, Bob began working for Lily's Seed Company, which later became
Cascade Seed. He was transferred to Spokane, Washington in 1950. Bob was
Cascade Seed Company's first employee and remained employed there until
1970. In 1970, Bob and Dorothy purchased Grandview Resort at Priest
Lake. They operated the resort together until Dorothy's passing in June
of 2000. Bob continued to manage the resort until it was sold in
February of 2014.
An important part of Bob's life was airplanes. He received his pilot's
license in 1948 and loved to fly. He purchased his own airplane in 1978
and gave aerial tours of Priest Lake to hundreds of guests. Bob and
Dorothy took many trips around the US in their Lake Buccaneer amphibious
seaplane which Bob continued to fly until he sold it to his close
friends in 2012.
In 1992, Bob and Dorothy purchased a condo in Lake Havasu City, where
they enjoyed the warmth and friendships they made there during the
winter months. Bob was a longtime member of the Elk's club in Lake
Havasu where he frequently enjoyed dinner, dancing, and visiting with
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife Dorothy.
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