Alice Louise Bennett, 93, of Ontario, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Meadowbrook Assisted Living in Ontario. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8th at Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Alice's family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Alice was born February 4, 1919 in Central City, NE, to Frank and Bessie (Hamilton) Little. She graduated from High School in Central City and in 1943 she moved to Ontario, OR.
After the war she married Rhyll Edward "Benny" Bennett. They raised 4 children and she was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She worked for Cables Chevrolet (later Matthews Chevrolet) in Ontario. She enjoyed all of the people she worked with especially Ruth Stillman. She was always serving and helping others and often giving rides to appointments to friends younger than herself. She could be seen driving around town in her blue 1978 Nova until December 2010. She was always grateful for the trip to Milwaukie, OR for Justin and Tana's wedding and that Tom and Cindy took her to visit Paul and Marilyn in Florida in November 2010. Alice always enjoyed going for a ride in the country with her family and out to dinner.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brother Frank Roy, brother-in-law Richard Johnson and grandson Corey Paul Bennett.
Alice is survived by her children Susan (Tom) Reed, Caldwell, ID, Bette (Lane) Trost, Milwaukie, OR, Paul ( Marilyn) Bennett, New Bern, NC and Tom (Cindy) Bennett, Star, ID. She has 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Johnson, Denver, CO, her brother, Don (Betty) Little, Tucson, AZ, and sister-in-law, Kay Little, Lincoln, NE and many nieces and nephews.
The family expresses thanks to Alice's friend Nikki Sinclair, Meadowbrook Assisted Living and Legacy Hospice for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a favorite charity or to Eastern Star Central City Chapter in care of Shaffer Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.