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Charlotte "Char" Benson

1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Charlotte "Char" Benson Obituary
CHARLOTTE "CHAR" BENSON went to her heavenly home on January 3, 2017 after complications from surgery. She was born March 20, 1938 in Concord, NH to Lloyd and Grace Fletcher. She married Frank W. Benson in 1956 in Long Beach, CA. Having left New Hampshire as a teen, Charlotte lived in southern California with her husband, three sons and two foster sons and their families. She and Frank, along with two of their sons' and families, moved to Kingman, AZ in 1992 to open the Big O Tires store there. Since the 1970's she worked alongside Frank in various Big O Tire stores as co-owner, until she retired in early 2014. They are both remembered as pillars in the Big O Tires family. Although she and Frank resided in Needles, CA for the next twenty years, Charlotte moved back to Kingman in February of 2015, where she enjoyed her family as well as her church family at Calvary Chapel. She loved visiting with lady friends, discussing her younger years when she worked as a telephone operator at Pacific Bell and competed in synchronized swimming, among other things. The greatest joys in her life were her family and her dogs! Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank and her sister, Peggy. She was beloved as wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her sons Frank (wife Karen), Gene (wife Kristie), and Ron; and also by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services are planned for Thursday, January 19th at 4pm at Calvary Chapel, 500 Stowell Ave., Kingman, AZ (corner of Spring & Stowell downtown.) There will be an informal celebration of Charlotte's life at Frank and Karen's home afterward. Information will be available at the church. Services are also planned for Friday, January 20th at 1pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518. There will also be an informal gathering at Ken Williams' home afterward. Information will available at the service or contact the family. Please send flowers to Calvary Chapel, 500 Stowell Ave., Kingman AZ 86401. Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com

Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 15, 2017
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