Dorothy Louise Benfield, age 92, a former long-time resident of the Upper Skagit Valley, passed away February 28, 2013, in Edmonds, surrounded by her daughters.
She was born September 8, 1920, in Broken Bone, Nebraska, to Clarence and Georgia (Melton) Hersh. She married Cecil Benfield on August 18, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, and then moved to the Upper Skagit Valley area in May of 1947. After Cecil died in 1990, Dorothy moved to the Seattle area in 2006 to be near her children.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Georgia and her husband, Gary Monsaas, and Mary Clayton, both of Seattle; six grandchildren, Aaron, Tyson, Jakob, Britt, Elisabeth, and Georgia; twelve great grandchildren, Anthony, Ava Rose, Camille, Olivia, Naomi, Phoebe, Sam, Cooper, Henry, Wyatt, Amber and Joselyn; sister, Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil and daughter, Lois Elaine Odell.
(A Graveside Committal Service will be held at Noon, at Union Cemetery followed by) A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 8, 2013, at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Richard Coursen presiding.