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1933 James 2020

James Lawrence Bennett

September 29, 1933 — March 7, 2020

Memorial service for James Bennett will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gordon Harper officiating. Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #42 Drill Team. James Bennett age 86 of Gillette, WY passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Close to Home Hospice, Gillette, WY. James Lawrence Bennett was born September 29, 1933 to Samuel Timothy Bennett and Mabel Maureen Cutter, in Castana, Iowa. He was raised in the Blackfoot Valley on a small ranch, by Dorthey and Frank Tice. He worked on various ranches as a youth. He later worked in the timber industry for 4 ½ years. He then went tor work for the State of Montana for 35 years, first as a guard at the Montana State Prison and then as an Adult Probation Officer. He retired January 1, 1994. On January 21, 1956 James married Jenny LaVonne Hollibaugh, in Missoula, Montana. They had 4 children, Jamie Lee, Ann Michelle, Penny Louise, and Gordon Dean. James is survived by his daughters, Ann (Bob) Labbe’ and Penny Fischer (John); a daughter-in-law, Mauri Bennett; grandchildren, Shane (Lisa) Almond; Jenny (Ivan) Wilson; Bobby Labbe’; Scott (Denver) Fischer; and Miranda (Ron) Eddy; and 12 great-grandchildren; and sister, Martha Schumacher of Mount Pleasant, IA; brothers, A. Jon Lindsey, of Des Moines, IA; Al Lindsey of Chariton, IA. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 57 years, his sons, Jamie and Gordon Bennett, and a grandson, Brandon Fischer. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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