Surrounded by family, Benjamin F. Gilmore, 82, died Dec. 27 at Mountain West Medical Center of causes incident to age. He was born May 7, 1930, the sixth child of John and Maude Davenport Gilmore of St. Charles County, Mo. After graduating high school, Ben joined the U.S. Army, serving as a surgical scrub technician at military hospitals in Germany as well as Tooele Ordnance Depot and later Camp Irwin, Calif., where he was honorably discharged in April 1955. He worked at the Tooele Smelter for nine years before going to work at Dugway Proving Ground, retiring in 1989. He married Barbara Worsley Sept. 5, 1954, in Elko, Nev. Barbara preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1989. He is survived by children Elaine (David) Smith of Erda and Ben D. (Louise) Gilmore of Severna Park, Md., grandsons Bryan (Crystal) Smith of Erda and Chris Gilmore of Severna Park, Md., and granddaughter Kate Gilmore of Severna Park, Md. He is also survived by the light of his life, his great-granddaughter Alexis Smith of Erda. He is preceded in death by his wife, son Alan B. Gilmore, parents, four brothers and two sisters. Private gravesite services will be held at a future date.