Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29Th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO


Louise Benson

March 26, 1922August 5, 2019

Louise (Larson) Benson, age 97, a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at Mountain Vista Senior Living Community in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was born March 26, 1922 in Ottawa, Illinois to Louis (1884-1950) and Johanna (Swanson) Larson (1882-1969). She was the youngest of three children, a brother Paul Emil (1907-2006) and a sister Ruth Elizabeth (1912-1993).

Louise attended Lincoln School in Ottawa through the 8th grade. She then attended Miss Peacock Secretarial School where she met her future husband, Donald Forrest Benson (1921-2008). They were married at the home of her brother Paul on June 9, 1956 in Ottawa. They immediately moved to Philadelphia, PA where Don had a job with the National Park Service as an architect designing Visitor Centers. To this marriage three children were born: Allan Peter (m. Lori Kay Lucero), Joanne Louise (m. Ronald Duane Offe), and Ruth Adele (m. James Hugo Pulju). They lived in Havertown, PA for 11 years, then 2 years in Kensington, MD before settling in Lakewood CO. Louise lived in Lakewood for 42 years and the last 6 years in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Louise is survived by her three children, 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was the quintessential homemaker and loved by all who knew her.

Services will be held Friday, August 9 at 10:30 am at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church - 6337 S. Robb Street, Littleton, CO. Burial will be Monday August 12, 2019 at 10:30 am at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Ottawa, Illinois.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019


Louise Benson

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August 8, 2019

Even as a little girl I loved her. When my mother would have the family for dinner I always wanted to sit by her, way before she and Don were married. Then she became my aunt, I was so happy. She was a wonderful lady. My heart and prayers are with her and her family.

Love, Marian Thompson

Eric Benson

August 8, 2019

In my 35 years, I can't say that I ever recall my Grandma Louise mad. I will always remember her smile and sweet demeanor. I always got a kick out of the fact that she could talk sports with me, even until the very end. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

doris ferguson

August 7, 2019

Dear Ruth and family,
Sending my sympathy to you in the loss of your dear 100% Swedish mom (with a smidge of British from somewhere). I'm sorry that I cannot attend the service on Friday. I think of you often and hope to see you again soon.

Craig Crawford

August 7, 2019

Louise will be missed by my Mother, Dorothy. May she Rest In Peace and May the family find comfort.
We will miss our dear friend, Dorothy Crawford