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Ronald Benford 1951 - 2008

Ronald Benford

Ronald Benford

Former Cottonwood resident Ronald Alex Benford, 51, of Flagstaff, died June 27, 2008. He was born March 21, 1957 in Denver, Colo.

Ron served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1978 and was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk at Bremerton, Wash. He was employed by Optical Coating Laboratory of Santa Rosa/Sebastopol, Calif., from 1980 to 2001 and worked at the Rio de Flag Water Treatment Facility in Flagstaff for the past two years.

He is survived by a daughter, Brooke Benford of San Francisco, Calif., and son, Darren Benford of Rhonert Park, Calif.; his mother, Janette Davis of Alpine; father, Donald Benford of Crescent Valley, Nev.; brother, John Benford of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Maurine Benbow of Yuma; and a large extended family.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the First Congregational Church, 740 N. Turquoise Drive, Flagstaff, (on the corner of Turquoise Drive and Switzer Canyon Road). Call (928) 774-0890 for directions.

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