Evelyn Ella Bennett

26 April , 19216 November , 2019

Evelyn Ella Hoop Bennett passed away on November 6, 2019, at her residence in Lubbock, Texas. Evelyn was born in Houston, Texas on April 26, 1921, to John and Frieda Hoop. She married Jack Lawrence Bennett on August 1, 1942. They resided in Houston where they became a well-known skating pair at the Galleria Ice Rink.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Rosemae Anna Hoop Murray, and her husband of 66 years, Jack Lawrence Bennett. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Susan Andrews, William “Skip” Bennett, Diane Dickson, Nancy “Candy” Roberts, Tina Thaxton, Tommy Thaxton, and Will Thaxton. The family wishes to thank Linda Buchan, Angie Aguayo, Gloria Esquivel, Rebecca Garza, Gloria Granado, Dianna Morales Hernandez, Maria Montez, Maria Montoya, Antonia Zavala, and the staff at Carillon for their love, devotion, and excellent care.

A memorial service will be held in the Neil Chapel at Carillon LifeCare Community in Lubbock, Texas, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 pm at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston, Texas.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, 12 November , 2019


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Mike Clayton

20 November 2019

Evelyn and Jack were treasured friends for many years. Evelyn’s and Jack’s classic style, charm, pom-pom skates, youthfulness, and great humor were an inspiration to anyone who met them. Our ice rink at Discovery Green is dedicated to them, with a large photo at the entry. Amazing that these two met as teenagers on the ice at Houston’s original Polar Wave Ice Palace, and were skating partners for almost 80-years. They are waltzing together to Engelbert Humperdinck songs again in heaven!

Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Mike Clayton & Lena Gottschall