Eckert resident Irene E. Bennett died April 25, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 90.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Irene Ellen Hawkins was born July 2, 1927, to Ralph and Rachel (Lloyd) Hawkins in Pierce. She spent her childhood in Pierce until she was eight, when the family moved to the Surface Creek area. She graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1945.
On July 1, 1945, she married Charles Bennett in Cedaredge. They shared 47 years of marriage before his death on Jan. 25, 1993.
Mrs. Bennett belonged to the Cedaredge Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing, camping, gardening and being a mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two children, Earl "Sonny" (Rebecca "Becky") Bennett of Crawford and Deborah "Debbie" (Bernard "Woody") Wood of Eckert; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bennet; and siblings, Herman Hawkins, Etta Mae Lloyd, Leon Hawkins and Eugene "Bud" Hawkins.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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