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Obituary: Lindsay, Benjamin Burket

(Age 91)

Passed away peacefully July 22, 2012 as a result of a weakened heart condition in recent years.

He was born in Spokane on May 15, 1921 to Benjamin John Lindsay and Ada Meyers Lindsay.

He was predeceased one year ago by his loving sister, Myra Jean Lindsay Sohm.

He is survived by his nephew Philip Lindsay Sohm; his niece Janet Stanton; and great-nephew Matthew Sohm.
He attended Lewis & Clark High School, Class of 1938, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington, B.A., Class of 1943.

He then served in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant in the 24th Infantry Division during World War II, stationed in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, 1943-45.

After returning, he attended the Harvard Business School, graduating in 1948 with an M.B.A. (Harvard University).

After working in finance as vice-president of AP in New York City, he returned to Spokane.
He was a prolific correspondent and promoter of Spokane and eastern Washington, and a romantic transcontinental railroad and early commercial air travel buff.

At the time of his death he was the longest standing member of the Spokane Club.

He was a resourceful and generous advisor and manager of wheat farms in Spokane, Adams and Franklin counties and in Iowa.

Self-reliant, he lived independently and healthfully to the end of his long and happy life.
He was buried at Riverside Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the “Class of 1943 Endowed Scholar- ship Fund” at Office of Development, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.


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