F Bennion Redd1921 - 2009 (87 years)
Name F Bennion Redd Born 16 Sep 1921 Gender Male Died 31 Mar 2009 Monticello, Utah. Person ID I34101 Whitton Last Modified 22 Jun 2020
Family Margaret Mae Whitton, b. 13 Jul 1927, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA , d. 14 Feb 1954, Automobile Accident Carbon, Utah (Age 26 years) Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 Family ID F13166 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Bennion Redd, 87, passed away March 31, 2009 in Monticello, Utah. He was born September 16, 1921, the son of L. Frank and Nettie R. Redd. He graduated from Monticello High School, served an LDS mission in the New England States Mission, and served in the United States Army during World War II, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He graduated from the University of Utah, receiving degrees in law and military science. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, Kappa Sigma social fraternity, and Delta Phi, fraternity for returned missionaries. He married Margaret Whitton in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 21, 1949. They had three children, Grayson, Scott, and Jana. "Marge" died on February 14, 1954 following an automobile accident. He married Ivalou Sperry in November 1955 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She brought two sons, Don and Vernon, to the family both of whom Bennion adopted. Two more children, An and Frank, were born to Bennion and Ivalou. Ivalou passed away in 1975. Bennion practiced law in Monticello for over 59 years and served as San Juan County Attorney for 28 years. He was appointed United States Federal Magistrate/Judge in 1979, serving for 28 years. Bennion was the owner and manager of Lex Realty. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the College of Eastern Utah. Southern Utah University in Cedar City honored him at their Founders' Day Celebration as one who had contributed significantly to his community. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Bishop of the Monticello 2nd Ward and in many other church callings. He was a faithful worker in the Monticello, Utah LDS Temple. Bennion was a much-loved stalwart in the community and in all of Southeastern Utah. He was known for his generosity and concern for others. He was one who "made a difference" in the lives of many. He is survived by his children, Don (Karen) Redd, Vernon (Andrea) Redd, Grayson (Jan) Redd, Scott (Kathy) Redd, An (Jon) Bradshaw, and Frank (Lynnette) Redd, 43 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Maxine R. Frost, Lucy Redd, Helen Klaire (Peter) Binder, and Marilyn (Doyle) Rowley. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, a daughter and son-in-law (Jana R. and Ron Young), and two sisters, Rae R. Smith and Josie (Jo) Redd.