7/14/1946 ~ 4/27/2023
George W. Bench, Jr. of Fairview, Utah, passed away April 27, 2023, from complications of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was born July 14,1946 to George Worth Bench and Margaret Erma Brinton. He married Peggy Stevens in the Salt Lake LDS temple in 1969. They are the parents of five children: Bradley (Annette Glauser), St. George; Dixie (deceased); Bonnie (Shawn Christophersen), North Ogden; Katie, Salt Lake City; Blake (Allison Tenney), Alpine. They have 14 grandchildren.
George graduated from North Sanpete High School, Snow College, Utah State University, and earned a Masters of Educational Administration from Brigham Young University. He taught vocational agriculture at Hurricane High School and North Sanpete High School, and science at North Sanpete Middle School. He held several administrative positions including assistant superintendent of North Sanpete School District.
George was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Texas Mission from 1965 to 1967. He fulfilled various callings throughout the years including Gospel Doctrine teacher, Stake High Council member, bishopric counselor and Primary teacher. He and Peggy served as ordinance workers in the Manti Temple from 2005 until the temple closed for renovation in 2021. He became a sealer in 2017. They also served as ordinance workers in the Nauvoo Temple.
He loved being with his family, spending time in Flat Canyon, riding horses, and BYU football.
George is the brother of Erma Lee Hansen, Fairview; John L Bench, Sandy; Steven Bench, Moroni; Ralph Bench, Fairview; Bryant Bench (deceased) and JoAnn Turpin, Fairview.
Funeral. . .
The family expresses their gratitude to the many healthcare professionals who have given kind and compassionate service to George – especially Revere Health Oncology. the dermatology staff of
Dr. Payam Tristani, and the very special people at Med One.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fairview 3rd Ward Chapel (131 E 100 N, Fairview). Viewings will be held Monday May 1, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services both at the church. Interment will be in the Fairview City Cemetery.