Oscar Fred Benson Sr., passed away on October 10, 2023 at the age of 87.   Born August 20, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah, son and youngest of ten children born to Oscar Wilhelm Benson and Violet Etta Osborne. 

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Oscar married Barbara Ann Hardy June 12, 1959 in Elko, Nevada.  He and Barbara raised three children and they also helped raise several of their grandchildren. 

Oscar joined the United States Navy in 1953, he served during the Korean War.  He was stationed in Hawaii and Japan for most of his time in the Navy until his service was fulfilled in 1956. 

Oscar was a proud Teamster, he worked as a Dock Foreman at Safeway Grocery for thirty years, after his retirement from Safeway he spent several years as a truck driver for Continental Steel.

Oscar loved spending time with family, he also loved hunting, fishing, camping, and four wheeling, he was always happy when he could be out in nature.   

Oscar is survived by his son John (Machelle) Benson; grandchildren Jennifer Thorne, Mark Thorne, Joshua Benson, Nick Castagno, Jessica Castagno, Fred Benson, Amber Benson and Bailee Oliphant Rodriguez and nine great grandchildren.  

He is preceded in death by wife Barbara Ann Hardy Benson; daughter Etta Joneen Benson Oliphant; son Oscar Fred Benson Jr.; grandson Jason Benson; his parents, and all of his siblings.

A viewing will be held for Oscar on Tuesday October 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.  Interment following services at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah.



Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Memorial Redwood Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Oct 13, 2023

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