From the “Desert Sun”, Palm Springs CA – Ben Appleton February 2004
Ben D. Appleton, 82, of Palm Desert died Feb. 13, 2004, in Palm Desert of cancer. He was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Los Angeles. He married Dixie Houser on Oct. 19, 1962, in Las Vegas.
A salesman, he owned Kadin Company, a manufacturing representative of restaurant equipment for 25 years, and concluded his career at Seating Products, Inc. He served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945.He was a Mason and a member of the Westwood Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie of Palm Desert; two daughters; two sons, and five grandchildren. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Palm Springs Mortuary in Cathedral City.Entombment will be at Palm Springs Mausoleum under the direction of Palm Springs Mortuary. The family suggests that donations be made to a charity of choice.