Benjamin Frizzle was born on Sept. 11, 1983, and died in his sleep on the morning of March 12, 2019.

He is survived by his father, Brian Frizzle and mother Virginia, his brother Philip Mayo, sister Renne and brother-in-law Devin Cornwell. He is also survived by his grandmother Marilyn Frizzle and uncles, aunts, and cousins in Michigan, where he spent many summer vacations.

Ben was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Texas, the Philippines and Brookings. He traveled to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong with his parents.

His favorite place in the world was Brookings where he went to high school, was in many play productions, played the sax in the jazz band and even led the Azalea Parade one year as the drum major. He played in the Oregon Ducks Marching Band in his first year in college. Music motivated him to more college but finally he chose to work as a cook.

After working in Washington State and in Oakland, California, he came home to Brookings. His final job was with the Oxenfre Public House. He liked everybody and had a crazy, warm and friendly way about him. He was beloved by his family and will be so missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to : Brookings-Harbor Food Bank at: P.O. Box 1415, Brookings, OR 97415.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

— Submitted by Redwood Memorial

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