Obituary of William “Bud” Bennett |

Obituary of William “Bud” Bennett

William Bennett

William “Bud” Bennett passed away peacefully Oct. 9, 2015, in Grass Valley. He was 83.

A celebration of life will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lake Wildwood Marina Recreation Center.

Bud was born July 18, 1932 in Arcata, California, to Arda and Helen Bennett. They moved to San Francisco, when he was 2 years old.

He attended high school at Poly Technical. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Austria.

He was separated in 1955 and discharged in 1961. He then married Marion McAlpine Patterson in 1974. After his discharge, he worked as a Teamster for 35 years.

He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman and in later years played a lot of golf; he was a charter member of Lake Wildwood Men’s Golf Club. He was also an Elk and an Eagle member and loved his Raiders and A’s.

He will be missed by all his family members and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Marion; sister Aldyne Denny; children, Dennis (Sherry) Bennett, Diana (Stephen) Blackman, Matthew (Kay) Patterson and Beth (Michael) Chaisson; grandchildren, Shavon Souza, Zachary Patterson, Stephen Blackmon, Nate Chaisson, Grace Chaisson, Tara Blackmon, Emily Chaisson, Sara Bennett, Lindsey Patterson and Quincy Patterson; and great-grandson Jayden Blackmon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Denton Denny; daughter Debby Ridge; and former wife Rose Bennett.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

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