Pamela Rose Benson Brock
Pamela Rose Benson Brock of Parachute died as the result of a car accident while delivering the mail on Piceance Creek on Friday, Nov. 1, 2002. She was 56.
She was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Parachute, then called Grand Valley, to Charles and Ruth Benson. She graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1963.
She attended college in Greeley and Billings, Mont.
She married Riley McClung of Silt in April 1967. They were divorced in 1982.
She later married Glynn Brock of Grand Junction. They were also later divorced.
Ms. Brock was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed fishing, camping, and hiking. Her greatest love was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
In 1998 she began delivering for a rural mail route that included Highway 13, north of Rifle and the Piceance Creek Road. The daily trip gave her the opportunity to enjoy the miracles of nature.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ruth Benson.
Ms. Brock is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Kathy McClung of Parachute; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Chris Beasley of Parachute; brothers and sisters-in-law Cade and Mona Benson of Elizabeth, and Greg and Verda Benson of Kenai, Alaska; sisters and brothers-in-law Bobby Wambolt of Parachute, Charline Allen of Grand Junction, Marge and Bill Lange of Grand Junction, and Helen and Bob Arnett of Rulison; grandchildren Dalton, Bailey and Lohgan McClung and Jesse, Zachary, and Allie Beasley, all of Parachute; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the gymnasium in the old Grand Valley High School gymnasium in Parachute.
Meeker Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a new Pamela Benson Brock scholarship fund for students of Grand Valley High School at Alpine Bank of Parachute and Battlement Mesa.
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