Jackson L. Bennett, 72, longtime of Lewiston
WEIPPE – A graveside service for Jackson L. Bennett, 72, a long-time Lewiston resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Weippe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at Orofino.
He died Sunday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at Lewiston.
He was born July 23, 1923, at Weippe to Albert Lee and Lilly Ruth Simmons Bennett. He grew up there and graduated from Weippe High School in 1941.
He married M. Irene Bennett Aug. 9, 1941, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March 1943.
He served in the European Theater during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He retired from the service Aug. 1, 1969, as a chief master sergeant.
They lived in Moscow for two years and moved to Lewiston in 1971.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lewiston Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and reading.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Bennett of Lewiston; two daughters, Sheron Porter of Cody, Wyo., and Ruth Arnzen of Lewiston; two sons, Tom Bennett of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and David Bennett of Boise; two brothers, Bob Bennett of Lewiston and Gary Bennett of Rainier, Ore.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
One sister, Helen de Haas, died previously.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Weippe Cemetery Board, 3065 Dairy Road, Weippe, Idaho, 83553.
Lewiston Morning Tribune, October 24, 1995, p. 8A
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock
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