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Mary Platt Benson

04/05/1920 - 10/06/2016
Service Date: 10/15/2016
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona

Mary was born April 5, 1920, in Woods Cross, Utah to Violet Boulton Platt and father Benjamin F. Platt.

She passed away October xx, 2016, at Springdale Village in Mesa, Arizona.

She was a life-long active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, serving in many callings and later in her life in the Mesa Temple.

She was baptized in the Weber River on August 5, 1928.

She lived her elementary and high school years in Burley, Idaho, the Ogden, Utah area and Denver, Colorado; graduating from East Denver High School May 1938.

She attended Brigham Young University, where she met her future husband Scott Conrad Benson.  They were married May 17, 1941 in Farmington, Utah.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple in June of 1950.

Mary and Scott had four sons – Scott Conrad Benson Jr., Beric Foster Benson, Douglas Platt Benson and Christopher Lee Benson.

Scott Sr. graduated from University of Arkansas Medical School in June 1948, and accepted an internship at Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph Missouri, where the family lived until Scott’s retirement in June 1976.

Mary was active in civic affairs, PTA, the medical guilds, Methodist and Sisters Hospital Boards. She was also active on the Community Concert Board, the Fortnightly Club and the Symphony Guild.  She served as President of the Women’s Division of Chamber of Commerce and a Chairman for the Women’s Medical Auxiliary.

She served in many calling in her church – Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society.

She was a breast cancer survivor.

Mary loved to travel.  She and Scott traveled the world, including Hawaii, Scandinavia, Europe, South America, the South Seas, Australia, the Mediterranean and many exotic locales.

They moved to the Mesa, Arizona in March of 1978, living in Sunland Village until she moved to Springdale Village Assisted Living in May of 2013.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Benjamin and Violet Platt, brother Sterling Platt, grandson Beric Foster Benson Jr, and two sons Christopher Lee and Beric Foster Benson.

She is survived by two sons, Scott Conrad Benson Jr. and Douglas Platt Benson, 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.






  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one, please accept my condolences during this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, it is my hope your family will find comforting the promise at Isaiah 25:8 where we are assured that soon “death will be swallowed up forever.” It is my hope your family will find the strength to endure during the days ahead.

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