Donald W. Benson

December 31, 2013

By Contributor

Donald Benson, 78, of Sammamish, died Christmas morning.

Born and raised in South Dakota, Don moved to Washington in 1964, settling in Sammamish in 1988. He joined Associated Grocers in 1967, becoming president in 1986, a position held until his retirement in 2000.

Donald W. Benson

Donald W. Benson

Above all, Don valued his faith and his family. He is survived and loved deeply by Janet, his wife of 32 years; daughters Laurie (Dusty) Henry, of Sequim, Lynn (Shawn) Fedina, of Sedro Woolley, and Lana (Mike) Johnson, of Arlington; son Mark, of Boise, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Issaquah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his beloved church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran; Trinity Lutheran College in Everett; Mercy Corps or a charity of your choice.

Online guestbook: www.flintofts.com.

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  1. Jake and Lisa Myers on January 3rd, 2014 3:45 pm

    Don you have been a big influence in my life…..you beleived in me and supported me in our grocery career…..You been a inspiration for me and many other grocers….Janet and family our prayers are with you in your time of grief……Don I hope to see you some day in the big grocery complex upstairs…..Jake and Lisa Myers

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