Dr. Ronald Clyde Bennett
January 15, 1940 – April 17, 2012
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.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
Dr. Ronald Clyde Bennett
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April 26, 2012
I'm saddened and shocked to hear of Ron's passing. I'm so very sorry for your loss and wish you well. Our condolences to all of the family, and especially to Jayne and Tracy - we send our love and special thoughts. Sara and I have many fond memories of the years we shared, and think of Ron and you both so often. Ron was a wonderful man and I know how greatly he will be missed. Please take care.
In friendship, love, and sympathy,
Bonnie DalSoglio and
Sara DalSoglio Walker.
April 23, 2012
Jayne just no I feel you and I know Nothing Can be said or done to ease your heavy Empty heart, at least not now.
Just Keeping You in my pocket for a lil While. So a very heavy heartfelt condolence to you, the boys, And Vaughn. MALMSTROMS
April 21, 2012
Dear Bennett Cousins,
I was saddened to hear of Ron's passing. I remember him from when I was very young. I also remember him from when I saw him last. He seemed to always maintain a gentleness that made it so comfortable to be around him. Although I was not able to see him very often, I still feel the loss of a dear cousin. I hope you enjoy a consoling service for him today. Please know that my thoughts are with all of you.
Love from your cousin,
Reynolds Funeral Chapel
April 20, 2012
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.