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George Howard Bennett

March 11, 1936 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 84)

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George H. Bennett, 84, of Grand Junction, CO, passed away April 23rd, 2020. He joined his wife, Geraldine A. Bennett. He was born March 11th, 1936 in Glendale, California and raised by his mother Gladys Cope and step father Paul Murray. Howard is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Petranoff, Diane Reuter, Peggy Rose and Patricia King, children Mike Bennett (Jackie Bennett), Joyce Conner (Jeff Conner), Lisa Peterson (Brent Peterson) and Paul Bennett. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Andrew, Clarissa, Jessica, Matthew, Alicia, Cherise, Melissa, Christina and Cela, and his 11 great grandchildren, Ashton, Keegan, Auron, Jameson, Caeleigh, Neva, Joey, Sailor, Reverie, Dante and Foxxen, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

George is preceded in death by his Brothers: Tommy Bennett, Richard Bennett, William Bennett and John Murry.


He enjoyed his life to fullest, spending his time outdoors as much as he could throughout his life and spent nearly thirty years square dancing and round dancing with his wife. He loved the outdoors, and could turn a California desert into a garden and fruit trees.  He was always laughing and joking with his family.  He would love to plan the best Easter egg hunts, that have changed the way our families hunt for eggs every year.  He loved spending time with his family and spending  summers taking his children camping.  He spent majority of his days since living in Colorado, caring for a garden and teaching his grandkids and great grandkids how to grow food.  He loved sharing his tomatoes with everyone and his knowledge.  He is loved and missed by his family and friends.  Howard was saved by Christ and joined Clifton Christian Church in 2011. 


In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to HopeWest Hospice Care Center, in Grand Junction, CO.

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