Frank Bennion Redd

16 Sep 1921 - 31 Mar 2009

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Frank Bennion Redd

16 Sep 1921 - 31 Mar 2009
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Grave site information of Frank Bennion Redd (16 Sep 1921 - 31 Mar 2009) at Monticello City Cemetery in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Frank Bennion Redd

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Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States
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kevsha

July 11, 2014
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July 10, 2014

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Remembering Bennion Redd

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

A brief introduction to the story, Jim Stiles is the publisher of the Canyon Country Zephyr (2016). I think this story is particularly poignant because of Jim's and Bennion's widely differing beliefs. there mutual admiration and respect is a testament to Bennion's humble and Christlike attitude. Uploaded By James White, great grandchild. By Jim Styles: I never knew a kinder or gentler man than Bennion Redd. He was a familiar and comforting presence in Monticello for more than eight decades. I was lucky and honored to know Bennion for almost 25 years. When I was a seasonal ranger, the law enforcement division (such as it was in those days) had to endure a week of annual “refresher training.” Bennion was the local federal magistrate and each spring he gave us his standard one hour lecture on the Code of Federal Regulations and an update on any procedural changes that might affect the way we issued a ticket to tourists who illegally picked wildflowers or carved their names in a rock. Bennion, always the gentleman, never kept us past his allotted time. In fact, he made a point of letting us out early for lunch, which made us love the man. And each year, in his very quiet way, he would invite all of us to come by his office in Monticello whenever we were in the vicinity. “Fellas,” he’d say, “I’ve been a widower for a few years now and sometimes I have more free time on my hands than I’d like. So if you ever want to stop by for a chat, the door is always open. I’d be glad to see you.” A few months later, remembering his invitation, I stopped in Monticello to say hello. In fact, when I pulled up to the curb, Bennion was outside, sweeping his sidewalk. I learned later that this was a Bennion Ritual. He was genuinely pleased to have a visitor and though I doubt he remembered me from the Park Service training, he took me inside and he asked about my life and my job like a man who was really interested in asking. He never forgot me after that visit. Years later, when I decided to buy a little cottage in Monticello, I stopped by Bennion’s office for his advice. I described the property and his face erupted in the broad smile that Bennion displayed so often. “Yes, I know that little home very well. It belongs to my sister and her husband. You know the house next door that looks like a barn?” I nodded. “That’s where I was born,” he said proudly. “I gave that little house next door to Marilyn and Doyle as a wedding present. The house was an old CCC barrack. I had it hauled up here from the canyon and we made it a home.” Bennion smiled. “And now you want to buy that little house?” He called Marilyn and Doyle, told them he had a prospective buyer and asked if they could come down to the office. A few minutes later — everywhere in Monticello is just a few minutes away — his sister and brother-in-law arrived. We sat in the hardback wood chairs and haggled for about two minutes. Doyle told me the asking price. I made a counteroffer. He made another. I made one more. Doyle thought about it, looked at Marilyn and said, “Okay. We have a deal.” We shook hands and gave the particulars to Bennion. “I’ll draw all this up and have it ready for signing in... how does four weeks sound?” It sounded fine to all of us. The next day, when I told my friends of my sudden and unexpected purchase, they were without exception, skeptical.... how much earnest money did you put down? Did they sign a letter of intent to sell? Did you get the terms in writing and is it notarized? Did you get ANYTHING in writing? We sealed the deal with a handshake, I said. They thought that was pretty funny. “A handshake?” one buddy gasped. “It’ll never happen.” I tried to explain. “I want to live in a town where a handshake does matter. If the deal falls through, then I wouldn’t want to live there anyway.” One month later, Bennion, Marilyn, Doyle and I met again at the office. The paperwork was ready. I handed them a check. We signed on the dotted line. The house was mine. I’ve never forgotten that handshake. So I became a Monticello Man and almost every day, I’d see Bennion sweeping his sidewalk and each time we bumped into each other at the post office, he would smile and stop and ask me how Life was treating me on 300 East. He was one of those rare individuals who genuinely cared about people. When he died on March 31, Monticello lost one of its best. But this little town can be proud that such a man was one of them, and in many ways, a reflection of the many people who loved him. I may be a late arrival, but I’m proud too.

Life timeline of Frank Bennion Redd

1921
Frank Bennion Redd was born on 16 Sep 1921
Frank Bennion Redd was 9 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Frank Bennion Redd was 24 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Frank Bennion Redd was 36 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Frank Bennion Redd was 43 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Frank Bennion Redd was 52 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Frank Bennion Redd was 61 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Frank Bennion Redd was 73 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Frank Bennion Redd died on 31 Mar 2009 at the age of 87
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