President and Sister Benson Celebrate 65th Anniversary
November 1991

“President and Sister Benson Celebrate 65th Anniversary,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 103

President and Sister Benson Celebrate 65th Anniversary

President Ezra Taft Benson and his wife, Flora, celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary on September 10 with family and friends.

President and Sister Benson have two sons and four daughters, thirty-four grandchildren, and forty-five great-grandchildren.

Ezra Taft Benson and Flora Smith Amussen were married on 10 September 1926 in the Salt Lake Temple.

President and Sister Benson met at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. They began courting before he was called on a mission to Great Britain, and they resumed after he returned. Flora served a mission in the Hawaiian Islands while President Benson finished his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, and they were married when she returned home following her mission.

Several years ago a representative from Church Public Communications asked President Benson the secret to his long, happy life. Sister Benson answered for him, saying teasingly but with meaning, “He has a good wife.” President Benson has sometimes referred to their wedding day as “the day life began.” (See Sheri L. Dew, Ezra Taft Benson, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1987, p. 502.)