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Ruth Benson

Ruth Oxford Benson, March 11, 1926 – April 22, 2017

Ruth Oxford Benson was one of eight children of parents who homesteaded in Eastern Montana in 1914. Ruth was born in Ekalaka, MT and spent her formative years in and around Ekalaka and Miles City, MT. Her longest friendship today is with one of her classmates from Carter County High School.

Ruth met the love of her life, Leonard Benson “Len”, in Miles City; they were married in 1946. Two sons were born to them during their time in Miles City – Mike and Eric. Ruth stood-by and supported Len’s 30 year career with Consolidated Freightways, which...


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