Adelaide Law Benson
July 17, 1936 ~ October 31, 2012
Mable, Muggsy, Mud or Granny, it didn’t matter what
you called her, she loved you unconditionally. Granny was
Our dear sweet mom returned home to hug her dad on October
31, 2012, just like she had always talked about. Family
was everything to her and her entire life was dedicated
to serving them as well as everyone she came in contact
with. She would never leave anyone hungry. Over the years
she baked more cookies than most professional bakers. She
was a devoted wife and mother and deeply loved her men.
She would joke with people that she lived with 7 of them.
Mom was born in Payson, Utah to Jordan Albert Law and Jessie
Lutisha Clark Law and had great memories of her young childhood
there. Around the age of 12 she moved to Garden Grove California.
That is where she met her sweetheart, David. After falling
head over heels in love, she waited for him while he served
a mission. Her life of complete devoted service started
on December 11, 1958, when they were married in the Los
Angeles Temple. After marrying, she moved to Utah to start
her new life and lived in Orem, Mapleton and St. George.
Mom’s entire life was devoted to service, starting
with her family and church and then extending to everyone
she met. She particularly loved serving in the Young Women’s
program of the church. She would greet everyone with a smile
and was always willing to help in any way she could. Anyone
that knew her for more than a couple of days was the recipient
of a meal or cookies.
She believed that every moment of life should be an adventure
and loved to learn and discover new things. She got her
first computer this last year and it opened up a whole new
world for her. She loved to learn new things and was self
taught in most things that she did in life. She was still
working on a sculpture right up to her last days. She loved
to create and could turn a paper bag, plastic spoon or old
piece of wood into something grand. She loved making crafts
and for many years had a craft business and would travel
to fairs and boutiques, selling her crafts. Most of the
money she earned was spent on her family, but from time
to time she would find a yard of fabric for a couple of
dollars and make a new dress.
She is survived by her Husband, David K Benson, her six
boys Roland, Ron, Randy, Richard, Robert and Ryan along
with her 6 daughter-in-laws Tami, Julie, Elaine, Delsi,
Rina and Connie. And her favorite people, her 27 grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren, who lovingly called her Granny.
She is also survived by 2 siblings, Jordan A Law and Ila
Gills. She is preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings
and 2 grandchildren, whose lives she is adding joy to at
this very moment.
She never wanted anyone to cry (or blubber) over her and
always said life should be celebrated. So please only mourn
her for a moment and then celebrate her life with all the
great memories you have of her.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, November 8,
2012 at 10:00 am in the Provo City Cemetery located at 610
South State Street Provo, Utah. Funeral Directors - Warenski
In lieu of flowers, go splurge on yourself, that is what
she would want.