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Glen Benjamin



Glen Roy Benjamin was born in Winchester, Idaho on May 26, 1927 to Alpha (Leister) and Ernest Benjamin. He grew up on a farm in Idaho, graduated from Craigmont High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow. Mr. Benjamin served in the U.S. Navy then became an electrical engineer, a job he loved because of all the math. Glen had a long career, working 30 years for the Klickitat County PUD, and 15 years overseas with NRECA in Yemen and the Philippines. Mr. Benjamin retired in 1994.

He was a member of the Methodist church and the Odd Fellows lodge where he served as the Grand Master of Washington. Glen was an avid square and round dancer and belonged to several clubs in the Gorge area. He spent his winters in Yuma, Arizona where you can dance every night of the week and take lessons in the afternoon.

Mr. Benjamin passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Patricia of Goldendale; son Michael Benjamin of Goldendale; daughters Diana Barbee of Pullman, Washington, Theresa Bagnell of Renton, Washington and Beverlee Attolico of Tucson, Arizona; sister Janene Alley of Craigmont, Idaho; brother Dale Benjamin of Vancouver, Washington; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two babies and his brother Ray.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the United Methodist Church in Goldendale. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers , donations can be made to the Odd Fellows scholarship fund or the Methodist Church.


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