Ben Dillon, Sr.

February 9, 1916 – June 3, 2008

Ben Dillon, Sr., 92 of Bryan passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in San Angelo.

He was a resident for four years, moving from San Angelo. He attended Texas A-M, graduating in 1938. Ben retired as a Civil Engineer from the Texas Department of Transportation after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brady, serving as Treasurer for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Marguerite Dillon of Bryan; son and daughter-in-law, Ben Jr. and Kathy Dillon of Bryan; daughter, Mary Ann Lay of Salina, KS; grandchildren, Rob Lay and wife Jennie Hocking of South Lake, Gretchen Dillon of Austin and Rachel Dillon and husband Luis Enciso of Mexico City and one great grandchild, Mia Lay of South Lake.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.


  1. Sorry to hear about Ben but I know this is also a celebration because we know we will all see him again someday. He was one of my favorite people and I think of him often and smile. I will pray for your family during this difficult time. Best regards, David from the Health Club

  2. Dear Ben–

    We are all thinking of you during this time. Our prayers are with you and all of your family as they settle into new places and routines. Your dad left a great legacy!

  3. I just wanted to tell you that David and I are thinking of you. It was so good to see Mary Ann at the 50th Class Reunion. We are sorry about Mr. Dillon. He was such a wonderful gentleman. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you have good memories of his life with all of you.

  4. Marguerite and Ben hold a special place in our hearts. They were our next-door neighbors at the Carriage Inn. We often had lunch together here and shared many jokes. A nicer couple cannot be found. Please accept our sympathy for the loss of Ben and know we are particularly thinking of you.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers and with the family. We are so glad that Mary Ann shared the photo of the family with us at the class reunion. We send our love and prayers to all of you. May God give you comfort in this time of your sorrow.

    Bill and Mickey Boswell

  6. I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Ben (Jr) at the Motor Vehicle Div. in San Angelo many years ago. Our prayers are with your family at this sad time. God Bless you all.

  7. To a great Aggie and a great uncle. I always looked up to you and admired you. I enjoyed the times we spent together. I know mother is thrilled to have you there with her. I miss you both. I will remember you fondly each year at Thanksgiving now. Rest in peace. Your nephew, Lee.

  8. Maryann, I am so sorry about your deepest sympathy to you and your good to have seen you at our 50th, it was way too long..looking forward to seeing you in three years or sooner..Don Taylor

  9. Marguerite and family, our love and sympathy to each of you in your loss. We remember all the good days all of us had here in Brady. Ben was a fine man and did lots of good things for the men and families who worked for him. Hugs, Al and Bobbye

  10. I know uncle Ben is in the presence of his Lord and Savior,and what a reunion they all must be having right now! I am sure that Dedo,mama and sister were all there to welcome him home. He was a very sweet,kind and loving man,I have many wonderful memories of our summers visiting in Brady. God bless you all,benjamin and Maryann and your families. Much love to you all..Martha

  11. Ben, Kathy, Gretchen and Rachel,

    You are in my prayers during this time of loss and remembering. May God grant you peace and comfort in the knowledge that Ben, Sr. is in the arms of God.

  12. Ben, Kathy, and Girls, and Marquerite- I was so sorry to read of Ben,Sr.’s death last week. He was such a dear, sweet man. I know you will miss him, but at least he is at peace. You now have another guardian angel watching over all of you. With love, Nancy and Ron Knight

  13. Marguerite and Ben were such good friends with my grandparents, Dr. Jack and Queen Ragsdale. I know he will be missed.

  14. What a wonderful life Ben lived, an inspiration to many of us as he served St. Paul’s, enjoyed the fellowship of church functions and was a vital part of St. Paul’s family. And Marguerite, most often nearby, as they truly enjoyed one another’s company. He will be missed, I know, but there is such comfort in knowing that Jesus Christ has promised eternal life. May God bless all of you in the family and give you comfort and peace. You are loved by many.

  15. As I was leaving for Chicago, I learned of Ben’s death; hence the lateness of this condolence message. Ben was a delightful friend and fellow resident of Rio Concho West. We had many happy visits, and I pray God’s comforting blessing on all of the family now and in the days to come. Bob Hedges

  16. Dear Sirs,
    I want to send my condolences to the family. Ben – Marguerite went to our church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, for many years. Marguerite was close friends with my aunt, Minnie Weddell Haby. It is so wonderful that Ben – Marguerite had so many loving years together because they were such gentle, sincere, – lovely people. Marguerite never met a stranger. It was my pleasure to have known them. What a fine, dignified couple, indeed!
    I send my sympathy – love to the family.
    God’s blessings,
    Juanita Puckitt Baker

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