2014-07-11 / Obituaries

Ann Benson

Ann Copenhaver Benson, 85, of Cape Porpoise, Maine, died peacefully on Thursday, June 26, 2014 after a short battle with cancer.

Ann was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia, the third of four daughters born to Harry B. and Mary D. Copenhaver.

She had a great gift for gardening and loved not only sailing the coast of Maine, but also loved the living natural world surrounding it.

A loving wife, mother, sister and sisterin law, she was also a fierce friend to many.

Ann was predeceased by her parents and a beloved sister, Jane Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Cecil Benson Jr. of Kennebunkport. Ann was the loving mother of Cathy Wayland and her husband, Rich, of Nashville, Tennessee, Robert Benson and his wife, Susan, of Arundel and Laura Parsons and her husband, Brad, of Walpole, Massachusetts. Ann was very proud of her four grandsons, Isaac Parsons, Scott Benson, Chris Benson and Evan Parsons. Ann also dearly loved her two sisters, Mary Peer of New Market, Virginia and Carolyn Brown of Kennebunkport.

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

In lieu of flowers, Ann requested that donations be made in her name to: Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5004.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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