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Howard Ward Benson

November 13, 1933 October 31, 2018
Howard Ward Benson
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Howard Ward Benson passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 31, 2018. Howard was born on November 13, 1933, the son of Floyd and Eleanor Benson, in Cobleskill, New York. After graduating from high school, he worked as an apprentice in glassblowing, at General Electric in Schenectady, New York, becoming a Scientific Glassblower.
While at GE he met his future wife, Rosemary Tracy. They were married on June 18, 1955, in Ballston Spa, New York. In 1958, Howard accepted a job offer, and they moved west to McMinnville, Oregon. Howard’s daughters, Cindy and Laura were both born in McMinnville. They moved to the Dundee Hills in 1968.
Howard worked for Linfield, Field Emission, and Hewlett Packard, until his retirement in1995.
Howard loved his wife and family, he took pride in his landscaping and working in his yard, as well as the pets he had over the years.
The other love of his life was salmon fishing off the Oregon coast. He enjoyed fishing for almost 50 years out of Depoe Bay Oregon. Many fish were caught and good times had with family and friends over the years. His largest fish caught was a 40-pound Chinook salmon.
Howard was a wonderful Husband, Father, friend, and mentor. He is missed more than words can say. Being a Gentleman just came naturally to him. He is survived by his daughters, Cindy, and Laura (Dwight), his grandson, Joshua Ptacek, and his granddaughter, Haylie Benson, who he helped to raise.
Services for Howard will be 1:00 pm, Monday November 19th, at the Chapel of Macy and Son.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors.

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1:00 PM 11/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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