Dr. Ronald Clyde Bennett, January 15, 1940 – April 17, 2012
Ron was born fourth of six children in Grace, Idaho. He graduated from high school in '58, proudly joining the Army National Guard three years later. He earned his B.A. in Psychology with departmental honors from Utah State University in '64 and his Ph.D. in '71. He opened his private practice in Twin Falls in '76 and dedicated his career to helping other people until his retirement in '10.
In '61 Ron married Trudy Bortz. They were married for 14 years. His first daughter, Shawna Bennett, was born in '61 but passed away as a newborn. In '65 his daughter, Jayne Bennett (Vaughn Cary), was born followed by, Tracy Bennett (Dan Flynn), three years later. They were the light of his life, and everything he did from then on was for them.
In '96 he married the love of his life, Susan Partridge, welcoming his two step-daughters, Julia and Sarah Bean, and step-son, Andy Bean, with loving arms.
In the later years of his life, Ron's never-ending love and dedication to his family continued to grow. He was extremely proud and overjoyed with his eight grandchildren, and never missed an opportunity to be close to them. Ron was known to all as a gentle, intelligent, and loving man. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, one brother-in-law, and his newborn daughter.
At Ron's request a private family memorial was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
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