Robert Mack Bensing, born August 10, 1949 in Hobbs, NM to Robert Lyle and Mary Catherine Vines, slipped peacefully from this life on May 21st, 2019 at the age of 69.
Robert was an outstanding student and athlete at Hobbs High, holding the state record for passes received for many years. A lifelong learner and educator, Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 1973, Master of Education from Texas Tech University in 1977 and Doctor of Education from New Mexico State University in 2005.
Robert married the love of his life, Paula Lee Peters on June 1st, 1971. He was an officer in the Army National Guard for 9 years. He was an avid fan of New Mexico Junior College Sports, an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, active in the Boy Scouts of America and a talented woodworker, often blessing friends and family with gifts from his woodshop.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, sister Glenda Faye Davis, brother Gary Lynn, nephews Sean Davis, Cole Wilson, Bryson Niedling, and grandson Hugo Collin Bensing.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Paula, children Becci Williamson, Joel (Marlene) Bensing and Collin Bensing; granddaughters Laura and Lisa Williamson, and grandson Xavier Bensing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made on Roberts behalf to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Paula and Family. Sending prayers and positive vibes for comfort and healing. Robert was one of those people who always brought "sunshine" to the college and NMJC hasn't been the same without him. He was my friend, as was to so many. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone . Most importantly, he was someone who didn't just talk the talk of kindness - he truly walked the walk and followed the Golden Rule. I know he walks with Jesus now, but he will truly be missed. Love and Blessing to you all. Gayle Abbott
Dr. Gayle AbbottHobbs, NM
Paula - I was so sorry to read about Robert passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have helped our family with many decisions regarding our daughter, Ariel, and I pray you have the support and love of family and friends to get through this. May God Bless you and yours.
Joanna CotzHobbs, NM
Robert was a good friend for many years at NMJC. I always looked forward to seeing him at NMJC athletic events. It was just a few weeks ago that I visited with him at a NMJC baseball game and he was as upbeat as always. I will miss him.
Ron BlackHobbs, NM
A truly amazing person that will be missed dearly by so many. We will never forget you. We will pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.
Robert Lyle Davishobbs, NM
I will pray for your family. Robert was a great person and I am glad to have shared a part of his life!
Regina OrganDenison, TX
Dear Paula, Collin and family,
James and I are so sad to learn of your great loss. May God bless you with His peace and comfort during this time. Becky
Becky OttaberryBlackwell, TX
So sorry for your loss, his smile and wisdom will be missed by his family and friends, he is now with his maker and will continue to do good things. Love you Paula 💕😞
Ray & Belinda BattagliniHobbs, NM
Although we only met a couple times, we had communicated many times over the years about family and I will truly miss that. Peace and Blessings to your family. 1st Cousin Jack
JACK DOWNSPARKERSBURG, WV
Dear Paula, Becci, Joel and Colin,
My condolences. Brother Bensing was always one of my favorite people. It was truly wonderful to find him working in the Registrars office again during my time at NMJC. I have very fond mementoes of dancing through your house by the high school as a young child. I will take these fond memories and remember your family in my
thoughts and prayers.
Love from Amber
Amber (Owings) WedehaseLoerrach,
We are going to miss Robert, his strength, honor, integrity and the love that he showed everyone. What a great example of manhood and a follower of Jesus Christ. Our love and prayers with many hugs to Paula and the rest of the family. We love you! Gus and Marilyn Gallini
Gus & Marilyn GalliniGeorgetown, TX
So sorry for your loss. Robert was a very nice man and the world is a better place for him having been here.
Elizabeth WilliamsonRockwall, TX
Paula and family our prayers are with you during this time as you prepare to honor Robert. We know he touched many lives over the years. In Christ Love, Richard and Brenda Morgan
Brenda MorganAvondale, AZ
Rest in Peace my friend and brother in Christ. Praying for Paula and your family. He can answer your questions directly now face to face.
Richard LittlePaint Rock, TX