Merle Benway

January 22, 1930-September 10, 2012Merle Benway, 82, of Glover died Monday, September 10, 2012 at home. He was born January 22, 1930 in North Troy, VT. He was the son of Russel Alfred Benway and Hazel Watson Benway. He worked on construction for many years and was the Road Commissioner for the Town of Glover for over 20 years. He loved his horses and his faithful dog, Emma. He is survived by his daughters: Valerie and her husband Lawrence Gaboriault of Sheffield,VT; Trudy and her husband Kenny Blackburn of Glover, VT; and Wanda Webster of Glover, VT. Also two granddaughters: Jennifer and her husband Jeremy LeBlanc of North Troy, VT and Andrea Webster of Glover, VT. He also leaves a special neighbor who was like a daughter to him, Mary Christiansen, her husband Johan and their son Wyatt.He was predeceased by his two sons: Alfred and Owen, his brothers: Bob and Wayne, and his sisters: Mertha Simpson, Dora Prue, and Betty King.There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, September 22 at 1 p.m. at his home on Dexter Mountain in Glover with a pot luck lunch to follow. Should friends desire donations can be made to the Glover Ambulance Squad.