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Loretta Benefiel

July 20, 1921 — March 28, 2019

Loretta Ann Benefiel, 97, of Longview passed away at Hospice on March 28, 2019. Loretta was born to Martin and Elice Peterson (Elisson) on July 20, 1921 in Astoria and lived in the local area her whole life.

She graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1939, and was a member of the Lady Elks, and Bedora Club. Loretta liked caring for her home and family, league bowling and bingo with her friends. After Ralph’s retirement, they traveled. She loved Hawaii.

Survivors include son Ralph Benefiel (Linda) of Longview; daughter Patricia McDonald of Houston, Texas; grandson Mark Benefiel of Longview; granddaughter Marissa Hardy (Ken) of Longview; 2 great grandsons Mitchell Hardy of Gresham, Ore. and Maxwell Hardy of Longview; great granddaughter, Alexa Huhta of Longview; great great grandson Kason Hardy; and great great granddaughter Elsa Huhta, all of Longview.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1986; her parents, sister and brother, and son-in-law, Mike McDonald.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health & Hospice. A private family service will be held.

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