Bennie C. Salisbury

Machinist Mate Chief

USN Ret.

Ben Salisbury

Chino Valley, Arizona

Bennie Clifford Salisbury, 86, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at New Horizon in Chino Valley, Ariz. He was born on March 28, 1926 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bennie was a proud 20-year Navy veteran E-7 and merchant seaman having served aboard USS Skagit 1951-1955 as a MM1. He was a founder of a charitable organization, a chief engineer for Mobile Oil Corporation, a mechanical engineer, architect, designer and inventor.

He was preceded in death by his mother Anna Rose Schauder and father Morris Joseph Salisbury of Santa Monica, Calif.; brothers, Mike, Omar, Don; and sisters, Theresa Lewis and Florence Kraft.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Salisbury; daughters, Laura Tremaine, Juanita Salisbury, Suesan Klimowicz, Shirlee Miller and Pam Tatum; sons, Paul Fitzgerald and Lloyd Cox; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Chino Valley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.