Helen Ruth Benac

April 14, 1923 - January 1, 2011

Of Plano, TX, passed away Jan.1 in American Fork, UT, surrounded by loving family. She was 87. She is survived by five children: William & Barbara Benac (Dallas), Ellen & Frank Sorenson (Naperville, Ill.), Elizabeth & Earl Ashurst (Plano, TX), Susan & Jess Stevens (Lehi, UT), Nancy & Chris Witkowski (Alexandria, VA); 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and her sister, Fern Ahrendt, of San Diego. A daughter, Angela, died shortly after birth. Mrs. Benac was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly 60 years, William Benac. Funeral services will be held at the Legacy Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2401 Legacy Drive, Plano, on Friday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 am. Visitation will be at Turrentine, Jackson, Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 North Central Expressway in Allen from 6:30-8 pm on Thursday, Jan. 6, and from 9:30-10 a.m. at the LDS Chapel preceding Friday’s service. Interment will take place at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas at 2 pm Friday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 50 East North Temple, Floor 7, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-6890 or www.LDSphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services/.