George Benson Whittle
1944 ~ 2011
George Benson Whittle, a long-time resident of Utah and Sanpete Counties, died at home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 27 July 2011. Benson was born 27 March 1944 to Lera Benson and Cyril Monroe Whittle. He is survived by his wife, Patty (Hatch) and by his daughters Charlotte and Zoe, and also by 7 of his 9 siblings: Lee, William, Kennen, Sonja, Mary Louise, Cyril and Daniel. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sabra and Valerie.
Benson expressed his remarkable talents and intellect through sculpture, creative and scholarly writing, music, painting and through the way he lived life. He faced his 6 year struggle with brain cancer and subsequent incapacitation by stroke with fearlessness, grace and a loving heart.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, 4 August, at the Fairview, Utah Museum of Art and History.