Clarence Milo Benson
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Logan, Utah - Clarence Milo Benson, 82, passed way on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Logan. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Newton, Utah, son of Willis and Emma Benson. He was the youngest of four children, all of whom preceded him in death. He was known to those around him as Milo. The family occupation was farming and ranching, and he spent most of his life doing just that. He graduated from North Cache High School in 1949. He was an elder in the LDS Church but was rarely seen in meetings, as he would rather be watching the crops grow. At 21 years old, June 16, 1952, he was called into active service during the Korean War. He had basic training at Fort Ord, Calif., and was sent to Korea for one year. In 1959, he married Elaine Robinson. They had two sons, Scott and Todd. Milo and Elaine later divorced. In 1974, he moved to the beautiful Frenchtown Valley in Montana. There he met Margaret Dahlberg, and they were married in 1977. They had a daughter, Christie. During their time together in Montana, they loved traveling in the motor home with the boat, camping and fishing. He fished from Costa Rica to British Columbia. In 1998, they moved to the warmth of a small town in Arizona, called Wickenburg, to be near their daughter. In 1999, after two short years, Margaret passed away. He seemed lost and returned back to his roots of beautiful Cache Valley. He was surrounded by his boys, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. He spent the remainder of his life involved with them going to lunch and ballgames. He had three children, eight grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren. Whether in Cache Valley, Frenchtown or Wickenburg, he was a friend to all, and he had many. We as a family wish to thank them all for their love and kindness for this great man. Now gone but not forgotten. We love you, dad!
The family would like to express thanks to those who provided such great care for him the last few months: Hospice and Senior Care. With a special thanks to Bonnie, Matt and Claire for their tender care for dad.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Newton Cemetery, with military honors. There will be a viewing at the Newton LDS Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Funeral directors are Allen-Hall Mortuary.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2013