Genevieve 'Gene' L. Bennett

Nurse anesthetist, 83Genevieve L. Bennett, 83, of Seaside, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in Forest Grove.

Mrs. Bennett was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Norfolk, Neb., to Edward J. and Hattie (Marquardt) Hoopman.

She attended Clarkson School of Nursing in Omaha and later trained as a nurse anesthetist in Minneapolis. She married Vincent Bennett.

Mrs. Bennett worked as a nurse anesthetist for more than 50 years and retired from Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland in 1983.

She lived in Vancouver, Wash., from 1962 to 2002, when she moved to Seaside.

According to family, she enjoyed church, family and playing pinochle with friends.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jeannette and Mike LaLonde of Gearhart; two sons and daughters-in law, Edward and Mary Bennett of Chesapeake, Va., and Vincent and Alice Bennett of Boston; five grandsons, Edward Bennett Jr., Christopher Bennett, Vincent Bennett II, Joshua Bennett and Jonathan LaLonde; two granddaughters, Sara and Laura LaLonde; a twin sister and brother-in-law Jeannette and Robert F. Will of Diamond Bar, Calif., and two other sisters, Marilyn McHarness of Portland and Harriet Miller of Seattle.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, David Bennett, and one sister, Caroline Pommarane.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries in Seaside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

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