Susan Benge of Hotchkiss died March 23, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 69.
A celebration of life was held April 1 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss.
Susan Elaine Cottam was born in St. George, Utah, Nov. 5, 1943, to Earl and Dorothy (Clayton) Cottam. She spent her childhood and attended public schools in St. George.
She married Robert Benge Sept. 5, 1987, in Murray, Utah. They celebrated 25 years of marriage.
Mrs. Benge enjoyed being a wife and mother, reading, solving crossword puzzles and playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Benge of Hotchkiss; two daughters, Tracy Stearnburg of San Diego, Calif., and Chris Allyn and husband Jerre of Westminster; a son, Ted Chinn of Escondido, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Jeanni Hobbs and husband Danny of Salt Lake City, Utah; a stepson, Mark of Oregon; eight grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Richard Chinn, and one brother.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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