The elder was Luis Benedicto Lubbon, born on July 9, 1908 in Denver. He moved to California with his New Mexico family around 1917. His mother, Josie, and stepdad, Jose Torres, raised him in Fresno, and his family called him Benny. He also shows up in many records as Luis or Louis. Benny, who never knew his biological father, married Monica Sanchez – a niece of his stepdad's. Benny died at age 58 from a heart attack in Los Angeles on July 21, 1966 and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.
|Deputy Ben Lubbon, left, in LA. Examiner photo|
Born July 1, 1931 in Fresno, Calif., he died May 23, 1985 in Los Angeles County. Benedict participated in a bit of L.A. history in May 1959. His picture made the front page of Los Angeles newspapers and he was seen on TV news when he and 13 other L.A. deputies were summoned to Chavez Ravine to evict residents who refused to leave the condemned neighborhood. The city of Los Angeles bought Housing Authority property in the ’50s to make way for what would become Dodger Stadium. Ben served with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for 30 years.