Marion Wilbert Benbow
January 17, 1925 – August 4, 2019
Marion Wilbert Benbow, 94, died peacefully on August 4, 2019 in Bryan, Texas. She was born on January 17, 1925 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana to Alphonsine Charlet Wilbert and Joseph Thomas Wilbert.
She graduated from Gulf Park College for Women in Gulfport, Mississippi and from Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. During childhood, she attended Camp Edgewater for Girls and, during college, was a camp counselor at Camp Waldemar. In 1950, she married Dr. Robert Henry Benbow and moved from New Orleans to Bryan. They were married for 46 years and had four children.
Marion loved her family and Louisiana, and art, theatre, and travel remained close to her heart throughout her life. She enjoyed longstanding friendships with friends from camp, high school, and Bryan. She supported and was a member of St. Mary’s church for over 60 years.
She is survived by her children: Marion E. “Priss” Benbow of San Francisco, California; Mark W. Benbow of Frisco, Texas; Winthrop L. Benbow (Melanie) of Frisco, Texas; and three granddaughters: Annie Benbow, Blair Benbow, and Mckenna Benbow; her sister, Carolyn Wilbert Thibaut; and her sister-in-law, Betty Benbow Westbrook Trant. Her parents, husband, and son, Robert Henry Benbow, Jr, predecease her. The family wishes to thank Willie Ada Hickman for her many years of friendship.
A graveside service in honor of Marion Benbow will be held at 10:00 A.M. at Bryan City Cemetery on Thursday, August 8. Reception to follow at 11:00 A.M. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 South College Avenue, Bryan, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions in Marion’s name be given to St. Mary’s Church, 603 Church Avenue, College Station, Texas 77840.
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