Dr Hugh Clark Bennion

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Dr. Hugh Bennion REXBURG -- Dr. Hugh C. Bennion, 76, the retired Ricks College Dean of Faculty, died Dec. 8, 1982, after collapsing while at Ricks. He was born Sept. 14, 1906, at Farmington, Utah, to Edwin T. and Mary Clark Bennion. He received his bachelor of science degree from Utah State University in 1931 and his master of science degree from Iowa State University in 1939. He married Rachel Parrish Sept. 5, 1930, at the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. She preceded him in death May 22, 1954. He served at Hill Air Force Base at Ogden, Utah, as an employee counsellor and as Civilian Director of Employee counseling and Chief of Employee Relations during World War II. He received his doctor of education degree from Oregon State University in 1950. He also attended the University of Oregon, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Idaho. He taught at Iowa State and was a teacher and administrator at Ricks College from 1931 to his retirement in 1973, teaching agriculture, physical and biological sciences, psychology, theology and education, heading the agriculture, biology and chemistry departments and most recently serving as Dean of Faculty. He married Marjorie Owens June 10, 1955, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He was an active member of the LDS Church, a member of Rotary International and a past president of the Rexburg club and served as chairman of the Madison County CoKmunity Chest Drive. He received a Danforth Foundation Award, was a member of the American Society for the Advancement of Education, Phi Delta Kappa and Gamma Sigma Delta. He was chairman of the Committee on the Institutional Research for the Northwest Junior College Association and a member of the national committee for establishing criteria for evaluating associate degree programs in nursing education. He was listed in Who' Who in America and Who's Who in Education. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Jean) Johnson, Hesperia, Calif.; two sons, David A. Bennion, Sandy, Utah, and R. Craig Bennion of Redlands, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Leland (Helen) Monson, Ogden, and Mrs. J.B. (Melba) Decker, Provo, Utah; five brothers, Donald C. Bennion, Palo Alto, Calif.; Owen C. Bennion, Farmington, Utah; Dr. Theodore C. Bennion, Provo; Hardin C. Bennion, Los Angeles, and Paul C. Bennion, Roy, Utah, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Rexburg LDS East Stake Center with Bishop James F. Shirley officiating. The family will meet friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at the Flamm Funeral Home and Saturday one hour before services at the stake center. Burial will be in the Rexburg Cemetery. Newspaper Clipping, SOURCE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL7-H98X-X?personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPW5-X21H

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Dr Hugh Clark Bennion
1906–1982
Marjorie Owens
1916–1983
Marriage: 6 June 1955
Jean Bennion
1933–2020
David Arthur Johnson Bennion
1942–2022
Robert Craig Bennion
1943–2019

Sources (35)

  • Hugh Bennion, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Hugh C Bennion, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Hugh Clark Bennion, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Einion, ap Eynon ‘son of Einion’ (see Eynon ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Hugh Clark Bennion college dean. Hugh Clark Bennion, American college dean. Background Bennion, Hugh Clark was born on September 14, 1906 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Edwin T. and Mary (Clar …

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