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Bernez Johnson Bennett

Bernez Johnson Bennett, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Oro Valley, Arizona. She was born October 19, 1922 in Holden, Utah to Fred & Emily Turner Johnson, and was one of seventeen children. She married her sweetheart Vance Bennett in 1941 was latter sealed to her family in the Los Angeles Temple.

Bernez was happiest when she was performing and singing in front of an audience. She loved making costumes for holidays and other occasions. She served as a chorister in the LDS church. She moved to Southern California shortly after she was married where they raised their three children. She moved to Meadow in 1996 where she enjoyed her new home, and time spent with family and friends. She moved to Tucson, AZ in 2008 to spend her last years with her son and daughter-in-law.

Bernez is survived by two children: Bonnie (Richard) Hunt of Meadow, UT; Greg (Ginger) Bennett of Oro Valley, Tucson, Az; Siblings: Jack, Utahna, Pealie, Blanche, Audrey, & Geradine; three grandchildren: Alan Hunt, Scott Bennett & Barbara Bennett; three great-grandchildren: Brad, Alyssa, & Eron Hunt. She is preceded in death by her husband Vance Wilson Bennett and her son Gerald Vance Bennett

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Meadow Ward Chapel at 1:00 PM. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home, Fillmore, Utah. Interment will be at the Meadow Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com

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So sorry to learn of the death of your Mom.I have such fond memories of both your mom and dad.They were such good customers at my pizza business,( now closed).we always loved to see them come in.They were so much fun,and we always loved visiting with them.

Elena Engstrom Aug 2 2015 12:00 AM

I'll always remember Aunt Bernez as a sweet. kind, and fun-loving person. When I stopped in to see her in Meadow she was so excited to show me the costumes and music she was preparing for her and her sisters to perform for the people of Meadow. She was always there for her sister (my mother) on special occasions such as my wedding. I remember her singing a special song during the preparations that I'll never forget. Love you Aunt Bernez!!

Susan Pratt Jul 13 2015 12:00 AM

Aunt Bernez was full of energy and had a zest for life. I have special memories of her playing tennis with me when she visited her sister (my Mother) Vivian Johnson Gardner. I also remember her hospitality and kindness when staying with her in her California home. She loved family and made sure everyone knew it. She loved to dance and wasn't shy about getting her brothers and sisters to join in. I'll never forget her.
Nephew Rob Gardner

Robert K. Gardner Jun 30 2015 12:00 AM