Maude M. Walker Bennett, 88, beloved `Aunt Maude', mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Thursday, September 20, 1990 in an Ogden nursing home of complications from Alzheimers disease.
She was born February 22, 1902 in East Garland, Utah, daughter of Frank Lester and Evelyn Elmira Miller Walker. Shortly after the death of her father September 14, 1910, the family moved to Syracuse where she was a resident her entire life. She attended Davis County schools.She married Philip John Bennett September 24, 1919. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died February 8, 1965.
She was known to hundreds of young children she loved and taught over the many years as `Aunt Maude'.
An active member of the LDS Church, she spent her entire life working with the youth. She served in the Primary as a teacher, president and Stake Board member. She was Junior Sunday School Coordinator and a teacher. She spent countless hours preparing children for baptism and when they were baptized, she attended the baptism and presented them with one of her special `Golden Keys' of baptism. She was honored for this work with an article in the Church News section of the Deseret News. She also worked in the MIA and the Relief Society. She was a member of the ward choir for over 50 years. She was an active member of the Iris Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Victor (LaFae) Atkinson, Overton, Nev.; Mrs. LaGrande (Beverly) Belnap, Hooper; Mrs. Nadine Adams, Syracuse; Reed Bennett, San Diego, Calif.; Sherman Bennett, Mesquite, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Bonham, Alpine; Mrs. Harold (Thelma) Wilcox, Sunset; 22 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 1990 at 11 a.m., at the Syracuse LDS Stake Center, 1974 West 1700 South. Friends may call Monday, from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main, and Tuesday at the Stake Center from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Syracuse City Cemetery.
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