June 2, 1936 - Nov. 21, 2013
Resident of Livermore
Susan Lacey Bennett passed away on November 21, 2013, at age 77 of a heart attack. She was born June 2, 1936 in Los Angeles.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography/Cartography at UCLA. Susan was one who loved to travel so on her graduation she and a girlfriend picked up a VW overseas and spent a number of months touring all over Europe. They were in East Berlin just before the wall went up. When she returned to the States she took a job in Washington DC working for the US Army Map Service. She lived in DC for 3 years before moving back to the west coast for a job at Lawrence Labs in Livermore. She stayed there until she retired.
In 1982 she married the love of her life, Ernest Bennett. Not only did she get Ernie but she also got 5 kids in the bargain. She could not have been happier. Ernie loved to travel as much as Susan and they took many trips together including such exotic places as Russia, China, and Europe. They loved spending as much time as possible up in their cabin at Lake Pillsbury, aptly named Shangri-La. Bridge was a lifelong hobby for them and they played with several groups of friends often, which Susan continued to play with 3 times a week after Ernie passed away in 2009.
Her brothers survive her: Mark (Robin) and Jim (Sue). The Bennett children: Kristine (Brett), Kathyrn (Brendan), Brian, Bradley (Ruth), and Bruce. She had 9 grandchildren, 6 nieces and nephews, and 4 great-nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating her life will be held at the LDS Church, 950 Mocho St., in Livermore on December 13, 2013 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The Livermore 3rd Ward-Perpetual Education Fund, 1662 Vetta Dr., Livermore, CA 94550.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 10, 2013