Douglas A. Benton
1937 - 2020
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June 3, 1937
July 16, 2020
Douglas A Benton, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 16, 2020, in Colorado Springs, CO.
A memorial service will be on Tuesday, July 21, at 11:00 at Allnutt Funeral Home in Greeley, CO. Visitation is at 9:30.
He was born June 3, 1937, in Greeley, Colorado to Wilbur and Georgia Kumleh Benton. He married Dorothy Brock on June 28,1964. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Charles Edward Benton.
The most important part of Doug's life involved his faith and his family. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1969. Dorothy was the love of his life, and his children and grandchildren are his most important accomplishments.
He earned a B.A. in Science from the University of Wyoming, an M.S. at Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He was a professor at Colorado State University in the College of Business for over 30 years and genuinely loved his students. He was an active member of Gideons International and the Evangelical Free Church.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Florence Benton of Eaton, CO; daughter and spouse, Sheryl and Wayne Larsen; son and spouse, William and Lori Benton; his grandchildren, Mitchell and Kristina Garner, Matthew Garner, Braiden and Brooke Garner, Aurora Garner, Bryson Garner, Michael Wagner, Jr., Hannah Wagner, and Elizabeth Benton; and his great-grandchildren, Beckham and Ryker Garner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, CO. or Gideons International.

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Published in The Gazette on Jul. 21, 2020.
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July 29, 2020
Your dad was a special professor to me at CSU. He inspired me to reach further and higher and launched me on my successful business career in Colorado Springs. I have recently retired unaware that he was living here. Whenever I speak of my college years and Business classes, I always speak of and remember him.
Barb Winter
July 21, 2020
What a joy it was to know Doug Benton. He was a real class guy and a strong follower of his Lord and Savior. First got to know him by ushering at Faith E Free Church. For a new comer then, I learned Doug had so many wonderful friends and knew so much about the No. Colorado. Later we became brothers in the Gideons so would get caught up with him at distributions and get togethers. Always a joy spending time with him. Look forward to seeing Doug and Dorothy in heaven.
George Landsverk
July 21, 2020
Doug was a great friend and helped me so much with the Gideons. A life well lived!! Gary & Mary Hazen
Gary L Hazen
July 19, 2020
Doug was a dear friend and a true servant of our Lord. We miss him but will see him again!
Marvin and Millie
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