Lila L. Benson, of Sewickley, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 15, 2020. Born in Bellevue on January 24, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Cecelia (Young) and Walter Aurin. Lila met the love of her life, Arthur Benson, in 1945 when he moved from West Virginia to Coraopolis and they became classmates. Five years later, they were married by an intimate candlelit ceremony on October 21, 1950. Her passion in life was being a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Lila loved flowers and could always be found tending to her numerous gardens. She also loved polka dancing with her brothers at family gatherings. Lila had a hidden artistic talent and was excellent at drawing and painting.
Lila is survived by her loving husband of over 69 years Arthur Benson, cherished children Theodore Benson (Donna), Timothy Benson (Tracy), and Karen Benson, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother Donald Aurin, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to Lila’s parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Jeannette (Aurin) Brill and brothers Austin Aurin, Gilmore Aurin, Walter Aurin, and Carl Aurin.
Visitation will be held at Copeland’s Sewickley, 702 Beaver St, on Wednesday June 17 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, where service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Sewickley Cemetery.
Lila’s family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care. Lila will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lila’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Good Samaritan Hospice.
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