Allan Carl Benson

December 16, 1934March 27, 2019

Allan Benson passed away peacefully on March 27, 2019 in Portland at age 84. Al was born and raised in Seaside, Oregon by parents, Adolph and Evelyn Benson. Although physically disabled from birth, Al refused to accept it. Through his endless strength and determination, he overcame every obstacle before him. He deeply touched and motivated everyone around him, with his sense of humor, quick wit, kindness and grace. Al was a loving and devoted husband to wife, Anne of Portland, and an inspirational big brother to Robert L. Benson of Prineville, and David L. Benson of Warrenton. There will be a family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland, OR. Please feel free to leave a fond memory of Al or a condolence message for his family below.


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JoAnne Moore

April 17, 2019

Prayers of comfort to his wife, family and friends . Al was a wonderful man, whom I had the pleasure of working with at Seaside Police Department in the 70's. He was one of the dispatchers whom I had the opportunity to work with while on duty patrolling the City. No matter the type of call us Officers were sent on, he was always calm and very professional . Being a female officer working with a male dispatcher made for quite a interesting shift, especially when I would bring in a male suspect to be incarcerated. We were at odds at first as he was old fashioned in his thinking about woman on patrol. He over came that and realized that I could handle myself.

Alice Wood

April 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Albert and I worked with Al at Seaside PO in the 1970s. As a fellow dispatcher, I admired Al's command of the dispatch center when he was on duty. He had a "can do" attitude and did the job admirably. Many fond memories of our time working together.

Hugh Kerwin

April 16, 2019

My condolences to the family. Allan, Dick Maize and I had many good times together. Allen was a game man. One memorable event was a trip the three of us made to Ecola Park. It was pouring down rain and mud was everywhere. Allan slid down the trails. We took him home, soaking wet, covered with mud and a grin on his face. Evelyn greeted us with "Are you crazy?!" Dick I left in a hurry. Allan had a good voice. He earned many a free drink with his singing. Whenever I hear someone singing "Anytime" I think of him. I haven't seen Allan for 50 years, bur I miss him. Hugh Kerwin - Gearhart

Jan Settelmeyer

April 12, 2019

I have more memories of my Cousin Allen when I was younger. My family's favorite vacation was going to Allen's home
in Seaside and sharing time with Aunt Sis, Uncle Adolph, and cousins...Allen, Bob and Dave! Those were indeed the good
old days being with FAMILY.
I remember Allen having many physical challenges, but that was never the focus...his compassionate and positive personality
is what I will always remember. He always took time to make me feel welcome, loved and a part of the family.
I feel so very fortunate to have had Allen as my Cousin. I will never forget