Marie Trail
1920 ~ 2011

Marie Isabella “Marion” Trail, 91, passed away Sept. 21, 2011 at Canyonlands Care Center in Moab, Utah.

Marion was born June 30, 1920 to Archie and Gertrude Becker Benzinger in Effington, Minn. She grew up in Minnesota attending school there.

In the early 1940s, she moved with her sister to Los Angeles, Calif. to work at the defense plants for Douglas Aircraft during WWII. There, she met George Trail, and they were married in Las Vegas, Nev. in 1945.

She worked in the retail business as a clerk, and in the office for many years. She moved to Durango, Colo. in 1981, where she was a volunteer at the 55-plus club and active at Saint Columba Church.

Marion’s pasttimes were walking and hiking. She also had a great love for dogs. In 2007, she moved to Moab to be closer to her daughter.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Grandin, of Moab; a son, Mark Trail; a brother, Kenneth Benzinger; three sisters, Helen Fromme, Grace Hernandez, and Elaine Maskal; three grandchildren, Keith Lawyer, Dustin Trail, Meadow Trail; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother Herbert; and three sisters, Kay Balow, Delores Sakowicz, and Rosella Balow.

At Marion’s request, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

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