Jun 292011

Benny Cody, 65, a longtime resident of Leupp, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 19, 2011. A memorial service was held June 24 at the ranch, located eight miles northwest of Leupp. Funeral services were held June 25 at the ranch.

He was a hero, father, brother, uncle and grandpa to his family, known as “Papa” to many. The battle was long and hard, but he fought to the very end. He will be greatly missed, but his family must continue on because he taught them to never give up.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry; four sons, Johnny Lane, Emerson Joe, Randy (Tanya) Cody and Dustin (Yvette) Cody; one daughter, Sandra (Alfred) Benally; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.