Lawrence (Larry) Duffy Benson II, outdoor lover, woodworking genius, loving husband, kind father, caring grandfather, inexperienced great grandfather, and devoted friend, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
First born to Tolva Duff, and Edith Benson on November 1st, 1946, Larry’s preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Robert, Randy, and George.
He was a man of many trades. A milk man, Marine, carpenter, engineer, fuel analyst, rock climber, artist, trail guide, fire fighter/search and rescue, lapidary, spelunker, and silver smith. Above all, he was our teacher, mentor and confidant.
His workshop was his kingdom where there was no limit to his imagination. He was a creator of beautiful objects that inspired, gave hope and showcased his immense love.
He was a lighthearted man that loved a good joke or a funny story. He had a genuine laugh that will forever be engrained in our memories.
Respect for his brotherhood of fellow Marines was always a top priority and he acknowledged how being a Marine shaped his life.
Survived by: Wife, IlaMae, Brother, Mike (Nancy); Sisters, Linda, and Buffi. Larry cherished time with all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Including: Son, Larry (Leslee); Son, Andrew (Jason); Son, Brett (Laura); Son, Rusty (Melinda); Son, Rob (Tammi); Son, Jon (Ashley); Son, Casey.
Grandchildren: Makayla, Keaton (Kiley), Alyxandra (Mason), Cameron, Isaac, Kendyl, Eli, Marley, Ivy, Landon, Cash, Kendra, Harlowe, Lylah
Great Grandchildren: Ila Jo
The words of his sister, Linda are echoed in all of our hearts. “He was the best “Big Brother” ever.” He was definitely taken from all who loved him to soon, but he has made a lasting impression to us all.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm at the Jordan Event Center, 9112 South Redwood Rd, West Jordan, Utah 84088
Family and friends are invited to sign his online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com