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Dortha Sue Benson

January 6, 1936 - May 7, 2017

Obituary


Dortha Sue Benson, 81, of Visalia, California passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Visalia, California surrounded by her loving family.
Dortha was born in Stamford, Texas on January 6, 1936 to Aaron Hurst and Mandy Lee Carpenter Hurst. Her family moved to Terra Bella when she was a small child. Dortha graduated from Porterville High School in 1953 and went on to attend Fresno State University, pursuing a career in Business Administration. Dortha worked alongside her husband, Frank M. Benson Jr. at their accounting firm and in their many business endeavors for over...

Dortha Sue Benson, 81, of Visalia, California passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Visalia, California surrounded by her loving family.
Dortha was born in Stamford, Texas on January 6, 1936 to Aaron Hurst and Mandy Lee Carpenter Hurst. Her family moved to Terra Bella when she was a small child. Dortha graduated from Porterville High School in 1953 and went on to attend Fresno State University, pursuing a career in Business Administration. Dortha worked alongside her husband, Frank M. Benson Jr. at their accounting firm and in their many business endeavors for over 40 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family, sewing clothing for her daughters, reading and she loved gardening. Dortha is remembered for her sweetness, gentleness and empathetic personality. She was kind to all she met and was a friend to many. Dortha always saw the best in everyone and had the ability to really listen and ask just the right questions to guide you in making that difficult decision. She especially enjoyed all the times spent with her children and grandchildren - they always made her smile.
Dortha was preceded in death by her husband in 2009.
Her memory will be cherished by her children, Carol Ervin of Germany, Cathy Huff of Visalia, and Don Shefer and wife Monique of San Anselmo, CA; brother John Hurst of Dublin, CA; one nephew; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 3 - 6 pm at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia. Services will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel of Visalia. Burial will be private.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA (559) 732-8371