Benjamin Orville Lyons

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  • "I'm so glad I got the opportunity to meet and work with you..."
    - Eve Wolff
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    - Doug and Dorene Hall
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    - James Anderson
  • - Lisa Hill
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    - Amy Hensey
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November 15, 1934 ~ February 26, 2018
"Old School and One of a Kind"

Benjamin was born November 15, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to Benjamin and May Lyons. He married wife Frances on November 5, 1960 in Baltimore.
A carpenter by trade, he branched out to all aspects of construction and construction logistics.
The family lived at various times in California and Oregon, prior to settling in Vancouver.
After retirement he started working as a security officer and did so until his death. He loved security work, a definite peoples person, he felt it was not only his job to serve and protect but it was his delight and desire to do so.
He touched numerous people during his life and career. He enjoyed traveling, digital photography, YouTube, but his big thrill was flying his drone.
Benjamin was one-of-a-kind, and will be remembered by many and deeply missed.
He is survived by wife Frances Lyons; son Terry Lyons; sisters May Soper, Julia Koch and brother William Lyons.
Friends, family and public are welcome to attend his Celebration of Life, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018, at Columbia Christian Church, 907 NW 99th St. Vancouver, WA 98665. Food and gathering at church following service.
Please sign his guestbook at
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 4, 2018