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Obituary for Regina H. Benowitz

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Regina H. Benowitz

January 26, 1925 - November 7, 2012

REGINA H. (COHN) BENOWITZReggie Benowitz, 87, passed away on November 7, 2012 after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Ralph Benowitz, who passed in 2010, and the mother of four sons: Marshall, Barry (and his wife Nanette), Stephen (and his wife Tink) and Scott (and his wife Heidi), each of whom gained a strong sense of self, commitment and determination from her teachings. She had four loving grandchildren and three wonderful great grandchildren, who were the lights of her life. Her grandchildren are Joseph (of Orange County, CA), Tyler (of Millbrae, CA), Ari (and his wife Carrie, of Irvine, CA), and Brittany (and her wife Ingrid Drake, of Washington, DC). The three great grandchildren and newest members of the family are Hank and Charlie (two-year old twin sons of Ari and Carrie) and Annika (nine month old daughter of Brittany and Ingrid). Reggie was born January 26, 1925, in Denver, Colorado to Irving and Lena Cohn. Her family moved to Ogden in 1942 when her father began working at the Ogden Army Depot. She had one brother, Lionel, who passed away some years ago. She met Ralph at a friend’s home (it was a set-up!) and they were married six weeks later, on October 22, 1942. During WWII, she lived for a short time in San Francisco while he was stationed there in the US Navy. Since then she had lived in Ogden and then moved to Salt Lake City.She was deeply involved in causes that she strongly supported. Among other organizations, she was a Board Member of Planned Parenthood of Utah, on the Board of the League of Women Voters of Utah (and previously the President of the Ogden League), and on the Boards of the Ogden and the Salt Lake Public Libraries. During winter months when in Palm Desert, California, she also recorded books for the sight impaired.Reggie left an indelible legacy which always began with her family, and extended to the larger community, where she touched the lives of many. She will be dearly missed.Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary/Aultorest Memorial Park, 836-36th Street, in Ogden, at 11:00 am on Monday, November 12, 2012. Please send your condolences and memories of Reggie to In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider a donation to Planned Parenthood of Utah, the League of Women Voters of Utah, or the Salt Lake or Ogden Public Libraries.


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Date: Monday, November 12, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: January 26, 1925
Died: November 7, 2012

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Judy & Winslow Hurst posted on 11/14/12

Marshall and Benowitz Family -Our condolences at the passing of your mother.We're sure that your many memories will bring you peace throughout the years. Hope things are going well for you.Judy & Winslow Hurst


Carolyn Abravanel posted on 11/12/12

I was so sorry to read your dearly beloved Mother passed away. Death ispart of "life cycle" but that doesn't help in the heart department. Reggie andI were members of the "Thursday Study Group" ~ the bonus being, I got tomeet so many exceptional woman ~ your wonderful Mother included. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathy.Carolyn Abravanel


Sandra Ross Shupe posted on 11/12/12

Marshall,Your mother is a beautiful woman. She surely set a great example for you and your family. May you be strengthened by memories of her at this time of parting. You were fortunate to have her in good health for so long. Know others care about you in this time of introspection.


Glenn Barrow posted on 11/11/12

To Marshall and family,Please accept my condolences at the passing of your mother. From reading her memorial, it is clear she was a giving, caring member of our community. Heaven knows we could all learn from her selflessness. May pleasant memories of her be a comfort to you and your entire family.Your friend, Glenn Barrow


Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 11/10/12

Dear Marshall, Your mother was a true gift of life, always giving, and educating the less fortune to make sure they never went without knowledge. All of you were so lucky to have your mother all these years, compared to all of us that lost our parents young. God be with all of you, in your healing, and may you always rememberher kind and astronishing way with everyone.