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Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

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OBITUARY

Elizabeth Benson

August 12, 1923June 28, 2020
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T. Elizabeth Benson passed away June 28th, 2020 in Colorado Springs at the age of 96. She was born in Wausa Nebraska Aug 12th, 1923. She was born the 4th Child of 5 children to Irwin and Tillie Peterson. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls SD and went on to study at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Business College. She put herself through school while working to support the WWII war effort by sewing jungle hammocks. Her first job was a parish worker at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. She met her husband of 66 years, Avis W. Benson while doing parish work. They were married on August 12th, 1947 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Family was of utmost importance to her raising 6 children while working in the trust department at the bank and as an accountant. She has 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is survived by 5 of her children, Marcia Benson of Colorado Springs, Yvonne Pettit of Billings MT, Naomi Yanta of Rockford MN, Mark Benson of Pollock Pines CA, and Luther Benson of Colorado Springs. She is preceded in death by her husband Avis W. Benson, her siblings Earnest Peterson, Dorice Andersen, Ellwood Peterson, Irma Pohl and her oldest daughter Miriam Wells. Visitation will be held at Swan Law Funeral Directors 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, July 7th, 9-11 am. Services will be held at the same location at 11 am. Final resting place will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock in Colorado Springs.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Memories

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Janet Breen

July 7, 2020

Beautiful service! I have so many memories of the times we spent together growing up! Thank you for sharing the family pictures. May our risen Lord bring comfort to each of you.

Christine (Chris) Bures (Peterson)

July 7, 2020

What a beautiful tribute for beautiful Aunt Elizabeth! I remember her kindness when I got to spend a week or so with them while my parents (Dorothy/Ellwood) went to a conference when I was 12. I wasn't too keen on spending a week with two boys, my cousins Mark and Luther. However, after Mark tried to invite me to pet his shrew ( at least I think that was what it was-didn't fall for it because my brother tried to have me touch his piranha when I was 9!), Aunt Elizabeth said we would do lots of things together and we did! She was so kind and loving. Plus, I think truly she must be the dearest (along with Irma) as any little sister of my Dad must have gone through lots just to make it to adulthood. What a gem! Praying for you all, so hard to loose our mom's on earth. Can't wait to reunite in heaven! Much love and comfort to you all! Chris (Christine Peterson) Bures

John Andersen

July 7, 2020

This tribute is beautifully done with many wonderful pictures that bring back so many great memories. Thank you.

Jane Giagni

July 7, 2020

My mom and Elizabeth had a special bond. As they aged they looked more and more alike. I remember visiting Colorado Springs when Chelsea had just turned 5 ... she was sitting on Elizabeth’s lap. She looked at Irma , ...looked at Liz... and said .. “are you both my grandma”?

Always loved you Aunt Liz 😘😘

Marcia Benson

July 2, 2020

Mom managed to save a piece of her artwork from age 3.

Jennifer Renner

June 30, 2020

My beloved Grandma, I will miss you so much. I remember when you came to pick up Matt and myself in Pagosa Springs, and we went with you on an adventure. I remember wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas memories. I have every letter you sent me. I cannot say enough how much you meant and that you will stay in my heart forever.

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