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Marlene Ann (Anderson) Bennett

Posted 2019-07-11 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald on July 10, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Marlene Ann (Anderson) Bennett was born Aug. 21, 1946 at Holdrege,
Nebraska, the fourth of five children born to Paul and Pearl (Carlson)
Anderson. She passed away at Hospice of Spokane in Spokane, Washington
on July 5, 2019.

Marlene was a graduate of Holdrege High School. She was involved in
many activities and made lifelong friends. She worked in the family
Hamburger Inn business. After graduation, she attended Kearney College
in Nebraska.

She lived and worked in Los Angeles at First Security Bank and
Continental Airlines. Marlene moved to Colorado where she worked for
Continental Airlines.

Marlene and Paul were married at Crested Butte, Colorado on Feb. 21,
1987. They enjoyed 32 years of marriage. They always enjoyed traveling
and spending time with family and friends.

After living and working in Denver and Spokane, they saw their dream
house in the mountains near Chewelah, Washington become a reality.
They spent summers in Chewelah and winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Marlene loved the warm desert climate and visiting friends & family.
She treasured all her dogs.

Marlene never knew a stranger. She will be remembered for her positive
attitude, sense of humor, devotion to others and her "Million Dollar
Smiles".

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Robert Paul; brother
in laws Charles Shere; and Jim Ostgren.

Marlene leaves her husband, Paul; stepchildren Debbie (Don) McConnell
of Deer Park, WA; John (Tina) Bennett of Bartonville, TX and
grandchildren Patrick, Sean, Kendal, Kory and Koda, Sisters Deanna
Ostgren and family of Holdrege, NE; Paulette Shere (Jerry Mertz) and
family of Lacy, WA, Brother Arlen Anderson (Janet) and family of
Independence, KS; brother-in-law Bruce Bennett (June) and family from
Missoula, MT, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of life will be held for Marlene at the Chewelah Baptist
Church on Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m., 210 West Main Ave., Chewelah,
WA, followed by interment and reception.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Spokane or American Cancer
Society. Send to Danekas Funeral Home, 155 W. 1st St., Colville, WA
99114. Make checks out to the respective organizations.




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