Lauralee Bennett
1930 - 2013
Bennett, Lauralee 12/07/1930 ~ 07/31/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Lauralee Bennett passed away peacefully from cancer in her family home in Smith, Nevada, her family by her side. Lauralee graduated from the University of Oregon and became very active in the Sierra Club. She mastered fine book- binding, had her own restoration business, and also retired from the Copley Library. In 1957, she married her true love Wayne E. Bennett, MD. They had daughters, Rebecca and Melanie; son-in-law, Diethard Merz; grand- children, Bennett and Sebastian. They traveled in Baja and throughout the world. Her life was well lived. We will miss her always. memorialwebsites.legacy. com/lauraleebennett

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Published by San Diego Union-Tribune from Sep. 1 to Sep. 7, 2013.
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Hi Melanie, Will you please send me your phone number & email address? Mahalo. Hope all are doing as well as possible. love you, Suzanne & Michael [email protected]
September 19, 2013
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Lauralee always made me feel like a part of your family when I would visit or when we met somewhere in the world. Your radiant smile will live on in our hearts. I learned so much about hospitality and acceptance from her. My heart hurts for Wayne and the girls but the stories and memories will live on. No one can take those away. with love and prayers for the family. Cathleen
Cathleen Lawler
September 14, 2013
You were always a beacon of love and good cheer, fearless, determined and humorously honest to a fault. You epitomized "Joie de Vie," and touched everyone who knew you.
I consider myself so fortunate to have been welcomed into your happy home on so many occasions; your laughter will live on in our hearts forever-
Blessings and condolences to Wayne, Melanie, Rebecca, Diethard and the multitudes who adored you. Your smile will carry us through-
Kristen Bibby, RN
Kristen Bibby
September 7, 2013
You are a treasure to your family and your legion of friends, Lauralee. And always will be. You welcomed everyone to your home with hearty friendship, exuberance and good cheer. It was a delight to share and enjoy time with you and Wayne. You are missed. With excessive affection.
Jan Jennings
September 5, 2013
We all loved you so much, Lauralee, and I especially remember LAUGHING with you, when we'd go out on the town in LJ, for lunch or shopping. Those were wonderful days, which I will always treasure. We'll be together again one day. Our best to Wayne and Rebecca (and her family) and to dear Melanie. Lauralee lives on in all of you.
Much Love & Aloha, Suzanne & Michael Carnes
September 5, 2013
Dear Dr. Bennett, Becky and Melanie. I have such memorable memories of Mrs. Bennett she was a special and kind person. I remember our Mexican camping trips and our day trips to Rosarita for lobster and we had to always make a stop at the Mexican bakery for those delicious baked breads! My family remembers the fun times at your home during 4th of July parties, Mrs. Bennett really enjoyed this summer party but most of all I remember how much she loved Corn on the Cob......We will all miss her very much but we will always have our special memories to remember her. Ray, Paul, Iris and myself Betty Iris send you our love, thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
Betty Iris Thompson
September 2, 2013
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