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Richard Benbo 1946-2012

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A funeral liturgy for Richard Arlen Benbo, 66, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, with Father Steve Titus as Celebrant and David Benbo as eulogist.

A vigil for the deceased will be held at 5 p.m., July 13 at Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel. Inurnment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery at a later date.

Richard Benbo died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

Richard was born April 1, 1946, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Albert and Lillian (Mjolsheff) Benbo.

He was raised and educated in Fargo, N.D., and Sheridan.  He worked in construction and the oilfields in North Dakota and Wyoming.  He was married to Ann M. Sanchez in Douglas on March 4, 1974.  He has resided in Douglas the past 38 years.

He enjoyed the Colorado Rockies, football, listening to music, especially Elvis, fishing, spending time with family, helping others, playing video games, watching WWE Monday Night Raw, hunting, coaching his kids in baseball and staying at home. He loved all animals.  He was a loving and caring father.

He is survived by his wife Ann Benbo of Douglas; children Rich Benbo of Casper, Jodi Benbo of Sheridan, Chris Burton of Rapid City, S.D., Victor Burton of Anchorage, Alaska, David Benbo of Douglas, and Ronnie Benbo of Loveland, Colo.; siblings Marlyss “Molly” Thiesing of Rapid City, Adrell Brown of Moorhead, Minn., Allen Benboe of Rapid City, and Arlo Benbo of Newcastle; half-sisters Rosie Pearson and Mona “Mo” Warnick; grandchildren Meaghan, Asa, Stephen, Ryan, Spencer, Brandon, Brittany, Tristin, Jessic, Jamie, Josh, Amanda, Robert and Bubba; great-grandchildren Christopher and Abbie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lillian Benbo; siblings Bobby Benbo, Lee Benbo and infant twin sisters; and grandchildren Desirah Benbo, Doran Burton and Joshua Burton.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Benbo, Ronnie Benbo, Victor Burton, Chris Burton, Rich Benbo and Landy Benbo. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of his loving family and friends.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Richard A. Benbo Memorial Fund has been established at the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, WY 82633 and donation cups have been distributed around town.    

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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