Ethel Benham

May 19, 1916 - January 13, 2013

Ethel McCoy Benham passed away January 13, 2013, at her home in Northridge, of natural causes. She was born on May 19, 1916 at Prairie City, IA and moved to Chandler, AZ with her parents at an early age. In 1937 she graduated from Arizona State Teachers College (now Northern Arizona University) in Flagstaff and married James Benham in June of that same year.

She is survived by her children, James "Jim" Benham II, Barbara Dittmann, and Dr. Harry Benham; her son-in-law, Bill Dittmann; her daughter-in-law, Janice Benham; her four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Ethel taught 1st grade at Melvin Ave. Elementary School in Reseda from 1954 until her retirement in 1978. Ethel will be interred next to her late husband at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northridge United Methodist Church.
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Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 17, 2013