Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Don Benson- Celebration of Life

On behalf of my family we would like to invite you to come and celebrate the life of my dad with us on Saturday July 1, 2017.

We will begin with a viewing at 9:00am. From there we will have a Rosary service at 10:00am followed by a Mass that begins at 12:45pm. The location for these events is:
Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary
11160 Stranwood Ave
Mission Hills CA 91345

Following the funeral service we invite you all to join us for a meal beginning at 2:00pm:
VFW Post 6885
16208 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, California, CA 91390

Donald Lee Benson was born on October 1, 1944 and passed into eternity on June 23, 2017. He was born in Redlands, CA and raised in Medford, OR. Don was preceded in death by his parents and leaves behind two brothers; Jim Benson and Bob Gilligan. Don also leaves behind his wife of 16 years, Marilynn Benson and his two children, Beth Diehl and Neal Benson. He has five grandchildren who will miss him dearly.
Don served our country for five years and was honorably discharged from  the Army. He graduated from Cal State Northridge with his bachelors degree.  Most of his teaching career was spent at Arroyo Seco Junior High School. Don enjoyed fishing, camping, visiting his family and spending time at the VFW. He had a great group of friends who miss him dearly. Don lived in Santa Clarita and was well loved by those who knew him.


Karen said...


John and Lorraine were my aunt and uncle. I know how much they both loved your dad and Jim, and the grandchildren including you. I found my way here as I was looking at some genealogy information - not realizing your dad had passed, as we have become so disconnected from the family core as the uncles, aunts, and cousins continue to pass on, or move away.

This was a nice tribute to your dad. Will keep Marilyn in our prayers and thoughts, along with your family.

Neal Benson said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for sharing. My dad kept us connected to that side of the family. It would be great to learn more about our family. What's a good way we could connect?