1927 ~ 2013
Doris was born in Tremonton, Utah July 17, 1927. She had been fighting poor health for the last two years, finally succumbing to several illnesses. She fought a valiant battle and Christmas night she said she was tired and ready to go home, and was finally released from this world to go to another adventure.
Mom met Dad, married him at the young age of 14 and they moved to Idaho in 1948. They ultimately settled in Garden City in 1953. Mom raised eight loud and rambunctious children in a 1200 sq. foot, 1 bathroom home. Mom prided herself on having the cleanest house and cleanest kids in the neighborhood. She wasn't going to have anybody say "look at all those dirty little Bennett Kids". Mom made homemade bread every day and hot Oats or Cream of Wheat for breakfast.
She was a master embroiderer and made hundreds of doilies and afghans in her lifetime. Anybody that knew her has one of her famous afghans. Mom loved her yard and flowers but due to declining health in the last couple of years wasn't able to get out and work in the yard as often as she would have liked.
She is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, three sisters and a son.
She is survived by her eight children (four daughters and spouses and four sons and spouses) all living in the Boise Valley area. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Mom you have left quite a legacy and will be sorely missed by all of us.
An open house will be held January 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pierce Park Elementary school. Mom requested no flowers, she preferred seeing them growing in her yard. Cremation was by BowmanFuneral.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Jan. 3, 2014