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Funeral services for Blanche Hoff Benson, 82, of Sealy were held at 3 p.m.,
Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Sealy with
the Rev. David Thomas and the Rev. John Tyler officiating.
She died Monday, June 5, 2006, in Katy.
Interment was in the Sealy Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Steven
Corte, Spence Corte, Waddell Brandes, Bruce Brandes, James Schroeder and
Mike Burnham.
The former Blanche Hoff was born to parents Charles and Louise Hacker Hoff
in Sealy, Texas. She was raised in Sealy , attended the Hacienda Public
School and graduated from Sealy High School in 1941.
Blanche was united in marriage with James Corte on August 23, 1941 in
She was a dental assistant in Houston for 32 years working for one dentist
for 30 years. She joined the Houston District Dental Society and served as
vice-president two years and as secretary for two years.
For a number of years, Ms. Benson attended dental conventions as a delegate
or alternate and received a Life Membership award of 25 years continous
membership and service from the American Dental Assistants Association in
In 1979, she married Bill Benson in Houston. After retirement, she and Bill
moved to Sealy to care for her parents. Blanche was a member of the First
United Methodist Church in Sealy.
She died Monday, June 5, 2006 in Katy.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Janet Corte of
Katy, grandchildren, Steven Corte and wife Kristi, Spencer Corte, and twin
girls, Meredith and Mackenzie Corte, and great-granddaughter, Hailey Corte.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles  and Louise Hoff and
husband Bill Benson.
Funeral services were held under the direction of the Knesek Bros. Funeral
Chapel of Sealy.
Posted by Joy Neely


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