LOGAN, UT-- J. Bennion Spencer passed away at his home in Logan, Utah, on Monday, August 21, 2000 at the age of 84 due to a blood disorder.
He was born October 19, 1915, the son of George Smith and Lilly Ann North Spencer in Paris, Idaho, and was reared and educated in Logan where he graduated from the "A.C." (USU). He married Annabel Dayley on May 9, 1941 in the Logan LDS Temple.
Benny served in the U.S. Army at the conclusion of World War II, after which he and his family moved to Logan where he was the parts manager for Lundberg Motor and Ben Redd Chevrolet. He operated Spencer's Serv-ice on East Hwy 89 for 23 years. After retiring, he was employed at Moore's Business Forms.
As an active member of the LDS Church, he served in the capacity of home teacher, YM president, Sunday School president, ward clerk, and high priest secretary.
At an early age, Benny learned the traits of hard work, honesty, duty and responsibility, and service, which were characteristic of his entire life. He will be remembered for his friendly nature, and quiet service to his family, friends, and customers.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years; children: Marilyn (Rod) Petersen, Mapleton, UT, Jay B. Logan, UT, and Jan (Ted) Nyman, Logan, UT; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and brother, Paul North Spencer, Beaverton, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl Budge and Ruby Hawkins; and brothers, Wendell G. and Mondell.
There will be a viewing Friday, Aug. 25, 2000 from 6-8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center, Logan. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Logan 20th Ward, 875 N. 1500 E., at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior. Interment, Logan City Cemetery.