Jeanne Frances Benson
December 16, 1925 – July 7, 2018
Jeanne F. Benson, of Longmont, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was 92 years old. Jeanne was born on December 16, 1925 in Riverside, California to David and Maude (Knox)Brown. Jeanne is survived by her children, Donald C. (Connie) Benson, Jr., Sharyn L. (Everett) Trueblood, Michael J. Benson and Teresa J. (Jeffery) Garrison; sister, Patricia (Robert) Simpson; 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Charles Benson; an infant grandson and two brothers. As a child, Jeanne would love to tap dance for her Grandma Rosa and then enjoy ice cream under the walnut tree with her Grandpa Herbert. (In her teen years she enjoyed dancing at the USO benefits for the Military serviceman.) She loved the ocean and swimming was a fond pastime. Her hobbies included Bridge card games, camping, vacationing on cruise ships and in general traveling her beloved America! She was a true fan of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies and attended many games. Jeanne had a tremendous love for her grandchildren and had a special interest in passing along her fantastic baking skills; cookies, cinnamon rolls to mention a few; and was known to have a never-ending supply on hand at her home! While working at the ship yards as a secretary on the California coast in her late teens in the WW II era, she happened to meet the Love of Her Life; Donald and Jeanne were married in February of 1944 and were blessed with 63 years of beautiful Love, before Don’s passing. After living in Arizona and California, job transfers brought them to Colorado. Jeanne traveled by train with four young children, by herself to Colorado; her True Home, where she raised her family with all the love a heart could hold! Many pet dogs and cats became steadfast family members during her lifetime, a trait passed down to her children and grandchildren. Jeanne blessed her family with a lifetime treasure of Love! A Memorial Mass will take place 11am, Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 3791 Pike Road in Longmont. Inurnment will be at Mtn. View Cemetery, also in Longmont. Memorial Contributions may be made to Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501.
- Memorial Service Friday, July 13, 2018
Jeanne Frances Benson
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Dean & Darlene Davis
July 14, 2018
We will certainly miss our beautiful sweet friend. She and Donald were our neighbor's for 37 years. She always had cookies and goodies for us. When Dean would help her out with things in the yard & house she would never forget him. Always would have a bottle of his favorite drink.
She would even baby sit our doggies for us when necessary.
We surely loved you Jeanne.
July 12, 2018
Dear Family of Jeanne Benson.
I knew your mother at St. John's and then at Spirit of Peace. Whenever I would see her in church, the grocery store or other places, she would always stop and have nice conversations with me and would recall topics from past chats. Jeanne was certainly a lovely lady. I will keep her in my memories.
With Deepest Sympathy,