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Benjamin T. Jennings

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Date published: 5/25/2011

Benjamin T. Jennings

Benjamin Taylor Jennings died Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Santiago, Chile.

He was there serving a two-year volunteer mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The cause of death is not yet known; he collapsed on his morning jog with his companion and could not be revived.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 20 Boscobel Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22405. A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary in Orem, Utah. He will be buried in East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

Ben was born Aug. 2, 1991, in Fairfax to David T. and Emily Oaks Jennings. Ben was a 2009 graduate with honors of Stafford Senior High School and attended Brigham Young University in Provo. He was an accomplished artist, cartooning and illustrating for his high school newspaper and for the youth section of The Free Lance-Star newspaper.

There are no words to describe our sorrow at his loss, but we find comfort in the knowledge that we will be with him again in the next life. He touched many lives for good in the short time he spent with us, and he will be deeply missed.

Ben is survived by his parents and siblings Leah (18), Westley (15), and Wendy (13); and by grandparents, cousins, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem, Utah, 84058; phone: 801/ 225-1530 sundbergolpin mortuary.com.