RITA J. BENSON, 97, formerly of Chazy, N.Y., Port Chester, N.Y., Monroe Twp, N.J., and Thunderbird Retirement Resort in Glendale Ariz, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Arizona. Rita was born in Chazy, N.Y. on June 15, 1916, the daughter of William and Julia (Boulrice) West. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court St., Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in Sacred Heart Church in Chazy. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are in care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court St., Plattsburgh.