Dateline: July 10, 2008
Benson, 94, died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Amarillo.
Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at
Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Jess Little, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Claude, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens
Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson
Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Lloyd was born February 5, 1914, in Brice, to Custus Lee and Bertha Hudson
Benson. At age four, he and his family moved to Clarendon, where he was a
lifelong resident of Donley County until moving to the Hudson House in
Claude four years ago. Mr. Benson married Marjorie Louise White in 1935 at
Clarendon. Lloyd attended New Mexico Military Institute on a football
scholarship. Lloyd and his brother C.L. operated Benson Brothers Farming
in Hall Co. for many years. Soon after, Lloyd and his son Bernie partnered
in the cattle and land leasing business. He loved hunting, fishing,
horses, cattle, and he had valued the land he worked. In 2004, Lloyd was
selected as Pioneer Man of the Year in Clarendon. He was a devoted
football fan and was very knowledgeable of all current events regarding
the sport. Mr. Benson was a director at Farmer's State Bank for many years
and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.
He was preceded in death by his parents
Survivors include a son Dr. Bernie Benson and wife Mary of Claude; a
daughter, Janice Martin and husband Ronnie of Lubbock; a brother C.L.
Benson of Clarendon; a sister Susan LaTrice "Susie" Benson Bell
of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Dr. Michael Lee Benson and wife Jill
of Claude, Briss Benson Mann and husband Mark of Seminole, Kelly Pederson
and husband Raulie of Magnolia, and Lisa Martin Mangold and husband Dr.
David Mangold of Lubbock.
The family requests memorials be to Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box
983, Clarendon, Texas 79226.
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