George Worth 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.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Monday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fairview Third Ward Rock Church, 131 East 100 North, Fairview, Utah. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

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.

Services

Viewing

Monday, May. 01, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fairview 3rd Ward Chapel
131 East 100 North
Fairview, UT 84629

Viewing

Tuesday, May. 02, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fairview 3rd Ward Chapel
131 East 100 North
Fairview, UT 84629

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May. 02, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fairview 3rd Ward Chapel
131 East 100 North
Fairview, UT 84629

Life Story Info

Author

Peggy Bench

Post Date

Apr 28, 2023

Personal Info

Born

Fairview, Utah, United States

Died

Sandy, Utah, United States

Age

76

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Occupation

Education

Worked For

  • North Sanpete School Dist

Education

  • Bachelor's
    Utah State University
  • Master's
    Brigham Young University
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I was saddened to hear of George's passing. My mind immediately went to our sweet days together in Nauvoo. What a blessed time that was! And serving with you and knowing you made this experience sweeter. I pray you will feel the Lord close by you in the days and weeks to come. Love you so much, Margaret

Margaret Hein Cheney , Casper, WY, US May 10, 2023

I was saddened to hear of George's passing. My mind immediately went to our sweet days together in Nauvoo. What a blessed time that was! And serving with you and knowing you made this experience sweeter. I pray you will feel the Lord close by you in the days and weeks to come. Love you so much, Margaret

Margaret Hein Cheney , Casper, WY, US May 10, 2023

I was saddened to hear of George's passing. My mind immediately went to our sweet days together in Nauvoo. What a blessed time that was! And serving with you and knowing you made this experience sweeter. I pray you will feel the Lord close by you in the days and weeks to come. Love you so much, Margaret

Margaret Hein Cheney , Casper, WY, US May 10, 2023

I was blessed to have known "Uncle" George. Prayers and love go out to the family.

sharon hartwell , south jordan, UT, US May 01, 2023

Peggy and Family, Brian and I are so very sorry for the loss you feel at this sad time. From the time we met you as we prepared for Blake and Ally's marriage until now, we have admired you both and felt you were an amazing team that raised an incredible family. Love and prayers as you grieve and look forward to the day you will reunite and be together forever.

Mandy and Brian Tenney

Mandy Tenney , Saint George, UT, US Apr 29, 2023

Sorry for your loss.

Patricia , Fairview, UT, US Apr 29, 2023

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