5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
9-10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Corley Buford Benson son of Violet and Justin Benson was born February 4th, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Corley died Tuesday January 27th 8:00am as the sun was rising and surrounded by his family who loved him dearly.
Corley attended grade school through high school in Moorhead, Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer and Machinist Mate during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1972 on the Allen M. Sumner WWII Destroyer. He served a tour of duty guarding the aircraft carriers for the Vietnam War aircraft. He also served a tour of duty in the Mediterranean. After receiving honorable discharge from the Navy he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Moorhead State College. He taught industrial education from 1976-1977 in Eveleth, Minnesota. From 1978-1981 he worked as a building code inspector for the City of Moorhead, Minnesota. From 1982-1994 he worked for Laney’s Plumbing and Heating as an estimator and project manager. From 1994-2013 he worked for Grant’s Mechanical as a master plumber doing project management and estimating.
Corley was a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous and maintained sobriety from January 31st, 1976 through the end of his life. During his participation in AA he was a beloved and friend to many.
Corley married Carmen E. Stickney on September 4th, 1982. They were faithful friends and partners throughout their marriage to the end of his life. Their daughter Caitlin Marie Benson, the light and love of their life, was born October 29th, 1987. Corley was faithful to his wife, daughter, friends and family members throughout his life and he will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Carmen Benson, his daughter Caitlin Pieper (Caley), his brother Jewett Benson (Barbara), his uncle Vernon Benson (Barbara) his sisters-in-law Karen Stickney, and Julie Neuhaus (Bernie), his nephews Jed Benson (Christine), Andrew Benson (Jodi), Shawn Flynn (Cynthia), Aaron Staples, his neices Jill Marchand (Matthew), Bethany Towel, Marti Jean Towel, and Shannon Flynn, and many beloved cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Justin and Violet Benson, his grandparents Bertine and Bent Benson, Martha Kruger and John Schillingstad and other beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.