beverlebenson
ROCHESTER - Loving Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-Law and Aunt. Beverle passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on October 22, 2018 at the age of 96 at Aurora House in Spencerport, New York. She was predeceased by her husband Richard, the love of her life, and her baby boy, sister Dorothy Smith, brothers William P. Johnson, Jr. and Thomas H. (Mickey) Johnson. Beverle is survived by her three children: Richard (daughter-in-law Karen Benson), Douglas, and Donald (daughter-in-law Stephanie Benson); grandchildren, Eric (Robin), Matthew (Lisa), Brian (Mallory), Holly, and Andrew; and great-grandchildren Riley and Emily; sister Donna (Corkey) Luchs, brother James E. Johnson; and many special nieces and nephews. Beverle was born in Ridgway, Pennsylvania to William P. Johnson Sr. and Clarissa Johnson on September 24, 1922. After high school, she received a college scholarship although she was unable to attend due to family responsibilities. She served as a civilian driver for the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia in WW II. She worked as a lab technician in Ridgway, PA and later in life became a bookkeeper and office manager for a major law firm in downtown Rochester. She also served as an election inspector for Monroe County for many years. She was an especially kind, generous, loving and caring person who cherished her extended family and was a proud member of the Girl Scouts, PTA and Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler, loved playing bingo and card games and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made many special and fond memories happen at family reunions, vacations, picnics, parties, holidays and especially at Christmas. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. There are no calling hours. There will be a private service and interment at the convenience of the family in Ridgway, PA. The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the director, staff and volunteers at Aurora House and the aides from Visiting Nurse Service. Donations may be made in Beverle’s name to the Aurora House of Western Monroe County, 2495 S. Union Street, Spencerport, New York, 14559. To share a memory of Beverle or send the family a condolence, please visit www.meesonfamily.com .

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  1. Beverle was the best sister in the world. She was always there for us. We will always have a special place in our hearts for her and will miss her forever. Love to her wonderful family.

  2. Thank you mom for raising me the way you did and for giving me such a wonderful and happy childhood and upbringing. The person that I am today is all because of you and dad. I couldn’t have asked for any better parents. And you were the best mother a son could ever have. I am so grateful for your love and support and all of the examples you set for me throughout my life for how to be a good, decent and honest person. I love you and I will miss you so very much for the rest of my life.

  3. Our sincere sympathy to the Benson family on the loss of their Mom. Beverle was a lovely woman, a great neighbor, a sweet friend. She will truly be missed.

  4. Mom/Mama B,

    Mom, from the first time we met and took a trip down to Ridgway with Donald, you welcomed me into the family. Very soon, the Fowlers and Bensons joined in events, holidays etc. Over the years, I believe we became great friends as well as I considered you my Mother as well. You were always kind, generous, empathetic,loving, unconditional, and non-judgmental. You welcomed my young Holly as your granddaughter and she felt the same about you. You delighted when Andrew was born and, as with all your grandchildren, had a special bond with him. You will forever be remembered for these many unusual qualities but also famous for the grandchildren’s treat drawer. They could access no matter what time they visited. I am happy that I could reciprocate some – but never as much as you gave me. You will be forever loved and missed. There is a piece missing with your physical absence and forever you will hold a piece of my heart and my memories.

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