GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Thursday, April 15, 2004
Cora M. Benson
CHINOOK -- Cora M. (Emerson) Benson, 76, a Chinook homemaker, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Havre care center.
Visitation is 7 to 9 this evening at Edwards
Funeral Home in Chinook. Graveside services are
9 a.m. Friday in
Survivors include her husband, Russell Benson of Havre; daughters Barbara Weber of Denver and Betty Billmayer of Chinook; a son, Bruce Benson of Tallahassee, Fla.; a stepson, Bernard Bell of England; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
HAVRE DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 15, 2004
CHINOOK - Cora Mae Benson, 76, died at a Havre care center due to natural causes on Tuesday, April 13, 2004.
A graveside service
will be held Friday at 9 a.m. in the
Cora was born to
Miles and Jennie (James) Emerson on Nov. 24, 1927, in Bracken,
On March 25, 1948,
she married Russell Benson in Havre. They made their home in
In later years, the
joy of her life were her five granddaughters. She
loved traveling to
Cora was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Peggy Rasmussen.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Russell Benson of Havre; children, Bruce (Terrie) Benson of Tallahassee, Fla., Barbara (Stan) Weber of Denver, Colo., Betty (Mark) Billmayer of Chinook; stepson, Bernard (Mary) Bell of England; stepbrothers, Don and Bob Rasmussen, both of Harlem; six granddaughters; one grandson; one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.
Memorials may be sent to one's choice.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.
THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Corn M. Benson, 76, passed away from natural causes on
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in the
Emerson, beloved only child of Miles and Jennie (James) Emerson,
was born on November 24, 1927 in Bracken,
25, 1948 she married Russell Benson in Havre and one year later they welcomed
their first child, son Bruce. Daughters Barbara and Betty followed. During
those years the family lived in Harlem and the children received their
education in the
being a wife and mother were the most important parts of Coras life, she did
work at various jobs when they lived in
In her later years the joy of her life were her five granddaughtersLacey and Kaitlin Benson, and Shannon (VanVoast), Sheri and Stephanie Billmayer, plus her step granddaughter and grandson, Samantha and Christopher Bell, both of EngIand.
survived by her husband of 56 years. Russell Benson of Havre: children, Bruce (Terrie) Benson of
She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Peggy Rasmussen.
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