Obituary of Benton Thomas Marberry
Benton Thomas Marberry was born on March 2, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Grace (Wheeler) and William C. Marberry. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1958 until his honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4 with the Good Conduct Medal in 1962. Ben married Deanna “Dede” Parish on July 29, 1961 in Pasadena, California. He was an electrician with Pacific Telephone and a police officer with Huntington Beach Police Department, earning medical retirement in 1977. Ben later retired from the position of Elections Manager with Clackamas County, Oregon. He volunteered for Skyline Hospital in White Salmon and was a member of the Mt. Adams Elks Lodge and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hood River, Oregon. Benton Marberry passed away at his home in White Salmon on May 4, 2019 at the age of 80. He is survived by his daughter Karen Elings of White Salmon; son John Marberry and daughter-in-law Lan Marberry of Salem, Oregon; granddaughter Alison Hurst of Beaverton, OR; and grandsons Tyler Elings of Fort Worth, TX and Kevin Marberry of Salem. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hood River. Memorial contributions in Mr. Marberry’s name may be given to the American Cancer Society or Skyline Foundation.