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Lois Tenney Benson

December 11, 1927 — August 13, 2022

 

Lois Tenney Benson

December 11, 1927 ~ August 13, 2022

 

Lois Field Tenney Benson returned home from her earthly adventure on August 13, 2022. She was born the youngest child of five on December 11, 1927, to John Franklin Field and Ceretta Empey. She grew up happily, with two brothers and two sisters, romping through the fields on the family farm in Ammon, Idaho.

 

She made the best decision of her life when she met and married her eternal companion, Max C. Tenney in 1951. They were inseparable for 50 years and walked the path of life hand in hand until his death in 2001. Their lives were greatly enriched with four children, Jim (Bonnie) Tenney, Boise; Denise (Bo) Barnes, Perry; Kaye (Van) Hadley, Syracuse; and Mark (Lynn) Tenney, Mountain Green; 14 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. Family meant the world to her.

 

Later, Lois married a good man, Rex Benson for a time. He brought seven wonderful daughters and two sons into the family.

 

Lois was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in positions in every organization. Teaching was her special gift, especially of young people. She and Max served missions both to England and SLC Family History. She did much to build the kingdom here on earth and will continue to work on the other side. Her testimony of the gospel was her most prized possession. She lived a good Christ-centered life without fanfare or a need for recognitions.

 

She was a true lady and had a noticeable elegance about her. But she could also be verbally playful with a sassy sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She never seemed to stop moving! She stayed busy with her love of serving family and others, family history work, and being outside in the yard and garden. She was approachable, generous, and caring. Her absence from us will be difficult but bearable because of our knowledge of the joy she will feel in her new surroundings and reunited with loved ones.

 

At her request a family graveside service will be held.

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