Alma L. (Spearwater) Benson died on Nov. 19 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 93. She was predeceased by her husband Franklin W. Benson in March of 2000. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Lambert’s Cove Cemetery in West Tisbury officiated by the Rev. Cathlin Baker. Donations may be made in her memory to the West Tisbury Congregational Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3000 PMB 3111, West Tisbury, MA 02575. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. An online guest book is available at