William Lyn Benson born July 1, 1929 passed away May 28, 2010. He is survived by his loving family; wife Patricia and two sons William Junior and Randy. William and his family were blessed with a long productive life and a wonderful marriage for 58 years. William and his wife Patricia grew up in Southern California. William served his country by joining the Paratroopers at age 15. After an honorable discharge, he got his general contractor license. Over the years, he built custom homes and did commercial construction both in Southern and Northern CA. He loved his work. William and family were also very involved in raising and showing Arabian horses. With a big ranch in Northern California, William went on to be President of the Arabian Horse Assn. Raising and showing horses were an integral part of the family’s life for over 20 yrs. William and Patricia retired to Mesa, AZ in 2001, where they live with their son William Jr. They attended Community Christian Church in Apache Junction. Services will be held Thursday June 3, 2010 at 1:00pm at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.