Robert Mack Bensing
August 10, 1949
May 21, 2019
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.