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Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel
Friday August 6th, 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Delta City Cemetery
Saturday August 7th, 2021

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Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel
Saturday August 7th, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel
Saturday August 7th, 2021

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Doris Bennett

Doris was born February 18, 1944 to Arjaan "Whitey" and Elaine Webb Dekker in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Grant C. Bennett, August 3, 1968 in the Saint George Temple. She passed away peacefully on July 28, 2021 from a long battle with cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer. You wouldn't know it because she kept her sense of humor and sass until the end. She was a loving wife, mother and friend to all who knew her.

Upon graduation from Delta High School she attended LDS Business School and worked at Sontag Jewelry. She returned home and worked at Delta Artic Circle and Delta cleaners. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, Grant. They dated off and on for four years before getting married. While he was completing his last year of college she worked at Ron and Chris Bakery in Cedar City. Then they moved to Kanab, Utah for four years before returning to Delta to buy the (Allred) A & W.

They owned and operated Bennett’s A & W, which became Bennett’s Drive Inn, from October 1973 to October 1995. After closing the drive inn she worked at Service Drug, as a Teacher’s Aide in the Millard County School District and also assisted Grant as they took care of the Delta City Cemetery.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her model of service, patience, love and hard work will always be an example to her family. Doris cherished her family, taking care of her garden (especially her roses), bird/owl watching and the outdoors. She really enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to hang out and go to lunch with many friends. (A big thank you to these special friends!)

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arjaan & Elaine Dekker; sister, Arjanna Wood; and brother, William "Bill" Dekker. She leaves behind her husband, of almost 53 years, Grant and 4 children, Gary (Tammi), Darleen, Arlan and Deidra. She has 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Building, 197 South 300 West. A viewing will be held Friday, August 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and, Saturday, and prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Both at the 3rd and 4th ward chapel. Interment will be in the Delta Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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Sending my sympathy to the family of a dear classmate. I was sorry to hear of her passing. May you have peace knowing that you will see her again.

Rawlene Hales Hansen Aug 9 2021 8:57 AM

I wasn't able to attend Doris' funeral today. I did watch the live stream and the services were wonderful. She would be so pleased! Your family is very blessed.

Cindy Bryant Cunningham Aug 7 2021 2:34 PM

Mama Doris! I love you. Your hidden chocolates in my service drug bag. The many little airplanes thrown at you during church. Then the box of mini airplanes you saved to gift me at my wedding. Your scotcharoos and your laugh. I love you forever and will miss your smile until I see you again. I love you Grant and Family!!!

Becky Bunker Weatherly Aug 7 2021 2:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Bennett

Becky Bunker Weatherly Aug 7 2021 2:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Bennett

Nancy Bennett Aug 6 2021 7:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Bennett

Charlotte Leavitt Jul 30 2021 10:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Bennett

Rob and Chris Hernandez Jul 30 2021 12:16 PM

We offer our sincere condolences to Grant and the family. Doris was nice to everyone. We are saddened at her passing. 🙏❤️
Jess & Virginia Peterson

Jess & Virginia Peterson Jul 30 2021 8:13 AM

To my very special friend Doris - "May the road rise to meet you, may the sun shine brightly on your face, may the wind be always at your back and the rain fall gently on your fields, and may you be in Heaven a full hour before the Devil even knows your gone"
An Irish ☘️ Prayer
Rest In Peace dear friend

Mike Rose Jul 29 2021 11:53 PM