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Idaho State Journal, 02/29/04
MONTPELIER - Ben H. Fugate, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at his home in
Montpelier. He was born in Chico, Calif., on Dec. 11, 1928, to James R. Fugate and Myrtle
Gregory. He was raised in Evans, Colorado, graduated from Greeley High School and served
in the Navy Sea Bees from 1948 to 1952. He married Charlene R. Rarden in 1953 where they
made their home in Evans, Colo., until 1965 when they moved to Montpelier. He was employed
with Monsanto until his retirement in 1991 after 25 years. He is survived by his wife,
Charlene of Montpelier; two sons and one daughter, Mark (Sandy) of Soda Springs, Clint of
Memphis, Tenn., Shawna (Richard) Wilke of Boise, Idaho; four grandchildren and three
A memorial service will be conducted at the Montpelier Community Church at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, March 6, 2004 under the direction of Matthews Mortuary. The family requests
donations be made to the American Cancer Society.