Ben Cogswell, born December 27, 1922, passed away December 4, 2015. Born in Long Island, New York, he lived his first 12 years in Phoenix, Arizona and his remaining life in Hermosa Beach, CA. In the 8th grade he met his future wife of 69 years, Barbara Wick. They attended Redondo Union High School and were married in December 1942 before he joined the Army. Ben was employed by AiResearch Aviation for 28 years, was active in his church, and was a member of the Hermosa School Board in the late 1950s. He had an active Amway business after retiring. He is survived by one brother, four children, ten grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, strong faith, firm values, and excellent parenting. Truly missed, he is at peace with his soulmate, Barbara.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. I worked with Ben for 28 years and remember him well. Use to visit him at his home in the early 50\’s. If there is a viewing or services that I can attend, please let me know. You can call me at: 310-370-2974.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook