Grant G. Benson Jr. of Derry, N.H., died Saturday. He was 84 years old and owner of Benson’s Lumber and Hardware in Derry.
Mr. Benson served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict and was an active leader in the Derry community.
in 1965 he received the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award. He served on the board of directors for retail promotion for Cotter and Co. from 1973 to 1975.
Benson Lumber was founded in 1913 by George Washington Benson. Today it includes two hardware/lumber yards, a ski shop and a garden center.