558 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754 | (541) 447-6205
December 28, 2012
Benjamin LeFebre was born September 4, 1930 in Warden, Mont., and was the sixth child born to James and Epitashia LeFebre.
The family had moved to Harden, Montana in 1937. The family farmed in Hysham, Montana. Benjamin joined the Marines in 1951 as the Korean War began. He spent 1952-53 in Korea. He came back home in July of 1952 aboard the USS Migs. He met his wife Viola Worm and was married in 1952 and was discharged from the service in 1954 as Sergeant Benjamin LeFebre. They had one daughter. He came back home to farm, but times were hard. He moved to Moses Lake, Washington and became a John Deere and Diesel mechanic. He later moved to Quincy, Washington where he started his own business. He serviced the farm tractors, combines and equipment out in the fields and enjoyed his work. He married his second wife Barbara Harris and had a son and daughter. Benjamin moved to Oregon in 1986 and retired in Prineville, Oregon. He met Louise Karsten and they became long-time friends and companions. They traveled to Arizona together for several years and finally became permanent residents of Arizona. Benjamin had a zest for life; he enjoyed a good joke and loved to tell them too. He also enjoyed driving all the roads in Arizona in his VW TDI, because it was diesel. Benjamin is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Raymond, sisters, Delia and Evelyn, and his wives. He is survived by his sisters, Ida Wallace, Josie Pleasant of Montana and brother, Jim LeFebre of Washington. He is also survived by his children Jeanette (Hurbi), Steven, and Jennifer. Benjamin is also survived by four grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the VA Hospice in Prescott, Arizona for all their care. A celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2013 where services will be at the VA Memorial cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Prescott VA Hospice in Prescott, Arizona.