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Grace &Ben

Grace &Ben

Ben Johnson took up geocaching at the age of 70 and it became such a passion for him that he accumulated more than 960 finds in just four years.  For Ben and his wife,Grace,geocaching was a ticket to the outdoors when many people retire to their living rooms.  The couple and their daughter,Kathy Markham,traveled the world,caching at every stop.

Sadly,cancer claimed Ben last June at the age of 74. His friends in the local geocaching group in Louisville,Kentucky,sent him off in style,though.  They gathered enough caches to enable Ben to log his 1,000th find from his hospital room.  They dressed up his memorial service with an ammo box bedecked with flowers.  And today you can search for a special memorial cache in the cemetery where Ben lies at rest. Kathy tells this amazing story.

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