Robert C. Benson
February 10, 1933 - January 2, 2023
Robert Clarence Benson age 89 of Catheys Valley, CA
died on January 2, 2023. Robert was born February 10,1933
in Waubun Minnesota, son of Olga and Clarence Benson and
was the oldest of five children, Darlene, Sharon, Dale and Jim.
He was fond of his stepmother Gladys Benson.
On June 20,1953 he married Jean Benson in Marble,
Minnesota. He was a Corporal MP in the Army during the
Korean war. They moved to California with their two sons and
made their home in Sunnyvale and Cupertino.
Bob was a devoted husband and father. He started a
successful construction company in Mountain View, CA.
Bob was also a cattle rancher in Catheys Valley, where
he and Jean moved to in 2000 and built their dream home.
He loved to hunt, fish, travel and spend time on his ranch.
He was a proud Veteran and supported many of their
organizations. He was the President of the Cattlemen’s
Association and a member of the Safari and Elks clubs.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert and Richard,
daughters-in-laws, Sue and Carrie, grandchildren,
Rachelle, Ryan, Robert, Rick, Renee,
his great grandchildren Ryder, Lucas, Grace
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing will be at Mariposa Funeral home on
Friday, January 13, from 5-8pm
4981 9th street, Mariposa, CA 95338
Funeral will be at the Mariposa Lutheran Church on
Saturday, January 14, at 1pm
4469 State Highway 49 south, Mariposa, CA 95338
Lunch will be served afterwards.
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