March 27, 2013

Jessie Benson, 98, was born Sept. 9, 1914, in Bridgeport to Ira and Frieda McLean. She died peacefully in her sleep on March 20, 2013, in Brewster.

She is survived by two daughters, Fae Graves (husband Tom) of Winthrop, and Jan Ortman (husband George) of Terrebonne, Ore.; two sisters, Marie Pool of Brewster and Nina Spake of Colville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by son John, daughter Beverly, and sisters Florence and Jean.

Jessie requested a private family memorial and celebration of life service, which will be held at a later date.

Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory of Okanogan/Twisp is in care of the arrangements.