Born: March 27, 1927 in Hope, New Mexico. Died: Burns Lake, BC, March 31, 2007.
He was the youngest of seven kids. Moved to Oosta Lake with his mother and father and three brothers, when he was 12.
They homesteaded on Oosta Lake. And he took out a homestead of his own when he was old enough.
Ben was in WW II, and after working out a while he came back to his homestead and started building up his cows which he loved.
He met and married is wife JoAnn in 1956. They moved to Cheslatta in 1960. They built up their herd of cattle and raised three children and seven foster children.
Ben is survived by his wife JoAnn.; children: William (Char), Kristin, Tyson, Amy, Marion, Deanna, Heidi; Cathy (Edward), Matthew, Megan; Jan (Cliff), J.J.; Hilda (Chris), Carla, Mike, Brian; Murphy and Kerry. And also two great grandchildren, Dyllan and Gavin.
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