February 8, 1933 ~ June 15, 2020

Born in: Obion County, TN
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ben M. Crossno, 87, passed away June 15, 2020. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Obion County, Tenn. to Thomas Dewey and Pauline (Huey) Crossno who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Katherine Lee, Wanda Wilson and Polly Ann Jones; and one brother, Walker Crossno. Ben is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; daughter, Carla Foley-Trumbo and partner of Grass Valley, Calif.; granddaughter, Kirsten Foley and partner of Oakland, Calif.; one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Patricia (Joe) Davis; brother-in-law, Jerry Ryan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 1953-1955, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Silver State Lodge #95, Cripple Creek Lodge #96, Southern Colorado Consistory, 33 degree, Pueblo York Rite Bodies, Al Kaly Shrine, Red Cross of Constantine and numerous other Mason related organizations. Ben retired from the Pueblo Police Department with 27 years of service. He was instrumental in the planning and development of Pueblo Motor Sports Park. He loved the outdoors and spent many summers at Aspen Acres Campground north of Lake Isabel where he loved to fish and enjoy the cool mountain air. Service and Masonic Rites, 10 a.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ben Keller presiding. Interment and Veterans’ Honors, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations should be made to the Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado, 1370 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203. Livestream and online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Funeral Service: June 20, 2020 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time. We will miss Ben.
    Brian and Emily Carter

  2. CandleImageWell done, good and faithful servant. Thanks for all you have done. Welcome to the joys of thy Lord. God Speed my dear Father. Fraternally.

  3. CandleImageI will always remember Uncle Benny’s kind and gentle soul. He was always so sweet and loving to the family. He will be greatly missed. Sending love to Aunt Barbara and the rest of the family.

  4. To Barb and Family:

    My thoughts are with you. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services. Ben was a great friend to my Dad and myself through Masonry. We always had a good talk when we had the chance to meet up. He went and saw my dad at Parkview before he passed that met a lot to us. WE will miss him.

    Ed Roberts,
    Monte Vista, CO

  5. CandleImageWe didn’t know Ben real well. I can say he was a great neighbor and we will miss him. He loved his country and always had the flag waving in his front yard. Our condolences to Barbara and the rest of the family.

  6. CandleImageUncle Ben was a loving and caring person. I have many fond memories! Prayers and love to Aunt Barbara, Carla and Kirsten.

  7. I met Ben on entering the Police Dept, in 1971. He was a gentleman, and always had a kind word and offers of encouragement. It was my honor to have known and worked with him. My wishes and thoughts to the family.

  8. Uncle Benny was such an amazing man! He was always wonderful to the family and would do anything for any of us, he was a great Christian and is now with his Lord and Savior. It breaks my heart for him to go but he is at peace now! I will always love him and cherish the memories. My heart aches for Aunt Barb, Carla and Kirsten and the rest of the family!

  9. God bless you all. Sent a message to Steve Low my brother. Ben was a man of God and a positive menitor to many. I enjoyed the part of Aspen Acre. Dad and Anabele. Went to Aransas pass with my kids last Thanks giving. Sure thought about them. Love you Barb!!

  10. Our deepest condolences to Barbara and the family. Ben was highly respected by the men and women of the Pueblo Police Department. He was warm and kind and was a man of high integrity. May he Rest In Peace.

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