Oklahoma City, OK Reunion
Benson was born March 15, 1922, in Wellington to J.R.
and Eula Anderson Benson. He graduated from Shamrock
High School in 1939. He attended Texas Tech University
until he joined the Army Air Corps during World War
II. He was a B-29 pilot in the Pacific Theater. In
April 1944, he married Lurline Smith. They were married
for over 60 years.
Benson had a daughter, Sue Benson Campbell and a son,
Gray; one grandon and two great granddaughters.
Benson was a long-time businessman in Shamrock, having
taken over the family business in 1945. His father,
J.R. Benson, began the furniture, hardware and implement
business in 1923. Lyman later sold carpet and became
a real estate broker.
Benson was a charter member and past commander of
the American Legion, a charter member of the Shamrock
Booster Club, a member of the VFW, and a 50-year member
of the Masonic Lodge.
Lyman Benson, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in Amarillo
at the age of 82.