Summer 2013

Howard E. Benson ’50, May 1, 2013, in Bangor, Maine, at 92. Prior to Colby he served as a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army Corps during World War II. He graduated from Colby with a degree in philosophy and religion and went on to earn a master’s degree in sacred theology from Boston University School of Theology. Following his ordination with the United Methodist Church, he ministered in numerous churches in Maine and was appointed as a district superintendent in 1976. After his retirement in 1988, he served part-time appointments in a number of Maine communities. Predeceased by his first wife, Esther, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eva, two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren.