Mervyn S. Bennion Jr.

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Mervyn Sharp Bennion, Jr.

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Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
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Son of Capt. Mervyn S. Bennion, Medal of Honor and Louise Bennion (Clark)
Husband of Larri Bennion (Stradling)
Father of Mervyn S. Bennion III; <private> Bennion; <private> Bennion; <private> Bennion and <private> Bennion

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About Mervyn S. Bennion Jr.

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Birth: Apr. 20, 1925 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA Death: Aug. 26, 2003 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Mervyn Sharp Bennion, Jr., 78, passed away on August 26, 2003 at his home in Salt Lake City after a Long Illness.

He was born on April 20, 1925 in Washington, D.C. to Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion and Louise Clark Bennion. As the son of a naval officer,he grew up in several cities including Washington, D.C.; Newport News, VA; San Diego and Long Beach, CA; and Salt Lake City. He served an LDS mission in the Northwestern States Mission, where he met his future wife, LaRee (Larrie) Stradling. They wed on January 21, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Mervyn had a sharp mind, with a great knowledge of classical music, history and the gospel, and a keen sense of humor. He graduated from East High School. During his stint in the navy, he attended a number of universities and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1945. He was employed by ZCMI from 1949 to 1969, and the LDS Church from 1969 until his retirement in 1996. He earned his Master of Public Administration in 1983 from BYU.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 30, 2003 at Noon at the Ensign 6th Ward, 589 East 18th Avenue, Salt Lake City. Friends attended a Viewing at the Ward Prior To the Services from 10:30 - 11:45 A.M. Graveside Services followed at the Salt Lake City Cemetery where he was buried. REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MERVYN.

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Mervyn S. Bennion Jr.'s Timeline

1925
April 20, 1925
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1949
October 30, 1949
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
2003
August 26, 2003
Age 78
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
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