Theresa Bennett Obituary

Theresa Dawn Bennett
Theresa Dawn Bennett

May 10, 1966 - November 24, 2019
Born in Bend, Oregon
Resided in Bend, Oregon


Theresa Dawn (McDonald) Bennett
May 10, 1966 ~ November 24, 2019

Theresa Dawn (McDonald) Bennett was born in Bend, Oregon on May 10, 1966 to parents Clifford and Marla McDonald. She was a Camp Fire Girl and sang in the Bend High School choir. She enjoyed the many annual family hunting trips each fall. Mostly she loved the out of doors, being with her family and seeing the wildlife, but not so much the shooting.
Theresa is fondly remembered as an “animal whisperer”. Whether it was wild rabbits, horses or ornery steers, Theresa had a special way with them, even making a house pet out of a squirrel she rescued. It would sit on her shoulder and go where ever she did. Her Dad says “one time he told her to stay away from an unbroken colt until he had time to work with it, when he came home from work, she was riding the colt around bareback with just a piece of baling string around it’s neck”.
She married the love of her life, Lee Marvin Bennett on Feb 5, 1990. They made their home in Bend, Oregon enjoying the love and companionship of many special dogs over the years. During 29 years of marriage, they enjoyed hunting and camping together, trips to the coast, as well as outdoor time spent in the woods with their dogs.
Theresa was a fantastic cook, it was her favorite thing to do. She delighted in creating her special “refrigerator cleaning soup”. With a smile on her face, she would say “don’t ask what’s in it”, but you always knew it would be delicious.
Theresa is survived by her husband of 29 years, Lee Bennett; parents, Clifford and Marla McDonald; Four siblings, Rick Lammers, Wade McDonald, Cindy Mykytuik, and Wendy Tully, as well as many friends. She loved them all as they loved her.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00PM. at the White Rock Cowboy Fellowship located at 5247 NE 15th Dr. Redmond, OR 97756. 15th Dr. is off of the O'neil Hwy, Look for and follow signs at 15th Dr. and Hwy 370 (Oneil Hwy).

Contributions can be made in Theresa's name to:
Partners in Care
2075 NE Wyatt Ct.
Bend, OR 97701




Celebration of Life
Theresa Dawn Bennett
5247 NE 15th Dr.
Redmond, OR US 97756
Saturday, December 14, 2019
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2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, OR 97701
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