Memorial services for Jamie Bennett will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Knute Johnson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #42 Drill Team.
Jamie Lee Bennett, age 56, born, Dec. 19, 1956, in Missoula, Mont., passed away on March 3, 2013, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyo.
He was the husband of Mauri Bennett for 25 years and the son, of Jim and LaVonne (Hollibaugh) Bennett.
Jamie grew up in Glendive, Mont., and graduated from Dawson County High School in 1975. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for six years. He was honorably discharged and returned to Glendive and worked for Buckley Powder Co. there and in Salt Lake City, Utah. After returning to Glendive, he met and married Mauri Parker, in 1988. He then started college at Glendive Community College, where he attended for two years. They then moved to Havre, Mont., shortly after getting married, to finish his degree. Jamie graduated from Montana State University Northern in 1992, with a bachelor’s degree in electronics, and then moved to Gillette, Wyo., where he worked for S&S Builders for 20 years.
Jamie was a lot of things to everyone he cared about. He was an awesome husband, a cherished son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa and a friend. Jamie loved fishing, fossil hunting and rock collecting. He was always up for playing with and entertaining his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Jamie also very much enjoyed his friendship with Todd Jurczewsky. He was like a second brother to Jamie; they shared the same interests and many great times together. He also had a soft spot in his heart for their many animals. Jamie’s family is comforted with the knowledge that he accepted the Lord as his Savior in 2010. We look forward to seeing him again.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Mauri; daughter, Jody (Dave) Underwood; son, Doug (Shelli) Smith; his father, Jim Bennett; sisters, Anni (Bob) Labbe’ and Penny Fischer; brother, Gordon (Bleed); nephews and nieces, Shane (Lisa) Almond, Jenny (Johnny) Leiker, Bobby Labbe’, Scott Fischer, and Miranda Fischer; grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Fischer, Jaecob (Whitney) Underwood, Sol Poftemark, Grace Poftemark, Raechel Jones, Danielle Smith and Kyle Smith; great-grandchildren; Liam Fischer, Cyrus Fischer, Desiree Poftemark and Reggie Poftemark; brothers-in-law, Kerry Parker and Russell (Nadine) Parker and sister-in-law, Peggy (Todd) Parker Meidinger; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Jenny Hollibaugh, Samuel and Maureen Bennett; his mother, LaVonne Bennett; and his nephew, Brandon Fischer.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Jamie’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.