Although Bill signed up with us in June of 2003, many of us didn't really get to know him until just last month. In his wonderful and very personal blog, he took us into his Moab, Utah, home and introduced us to the tiny town where he spent most of his adult life, regaling us with great stories and some very great food. We will miss you, Bill.
His friends in Moab were kind enough to forward his obituary from the Canyon Country Zephyr. This passage is particulary fitting:
Bill Benge touched the lives of thousands in this community, for more than 30 years, in so many different ways. We will always miss the man who wore baggy shorts in the middle of winter and his extravagant ties and his seersucker suits and his shrimp remoulade and seafood gumbo. We will ache with the memory of his incredible mind and his irreverent sense of humor, his quiet compassion and his gentle, sometimes courtly manners.
For the next week, we invite you to honor Bill's presence on eG Forums and to share your remembrances here of his love and appreciation for food, cooking and eating.
As soon as we have more information about memorials and where to send sympathies, we will let everyone know.
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