Norman Albert BENSON

September 13, 1932March 21, 2018

Norman Albert Benson, 85, passed away March 21st, 2018 at Tacoma General Hospital of an aortic dissection. His services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, April 11th at 10:00 am. Norman was born on the 13th of September 1932 in Pony, MT to Katherine Benson and Albert Benson. He and his mother moved to the Seattle, WA area when he was the age of 12. He attended the University of Washington and later went on to join the US Air Force on August 19, 1956. He became a pilot and after 21 years of service, retired as Major NA Benson on August 31, 1976. He married his sweetheart, Patricia Joan Flippo, on January 30th, 1956 and they raised three children together. He was proceeded in death by his wife Patricia on August 15th, 2012. Norman is survived by his family, Richard and Janyth, Scott, Stacy and Brian and also his seven grandchildren, Meghan, Jessie, Sara, Shaydi, Allyssa, Justin and Matthew. He was very much loved and will forever be in our hearts. Rest in peace “Old Man”, we love you.

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  • Inurnment Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Norman Albert BENSON

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Melissa Fuhrmann

June 12, 2018

I was so sad to hear of his passing. I have been cleaning his teeth for many years and always enjoyed his visits. He is so easy to talk to and will be missed at his dental office.

Doreen Brazell

April 11, 2018

I am so happy that I was able to attend Norman's service today. I believe that this is the first military service that I have attended. It was a very nice send off for Norman. I am sure that he was pleased with the service. What a treat that you had your father for all of these years. I was just reflecting on the fact that Norman was exactly 2 months older than my father.

I wish all of you the best. It was nice to see all of you together and supporting each other. If you are ever in the north end (Snohomish/Everett) please come visit.


The Llewellyns

April 9, 2018

Much love to you as you grieve. Norm was such a funny guy...I always remember him joking around with us when we visited....Love you guys, The Llews