STAPLES -- LaVon Marie Bennett, 63, Staples, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Staples Care Center.
She was born Oct. 8, 1938, in Staples to Edward William and Elsie Edith (Mallow) Carlson. She graduated from Staples High School in 1956. She went to normal training at Lincoln School. Rather than teach, she joined the Air Force and was stationed on the West Coast. After her discharge, she followed her husband's military career. She returned to Staples in 1965. She worked at Benson Optical for several decades until her retirement in the early 1990s. She was involved in the local VFW Auxiliary. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and sang with the Sweet Adelines.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Bennett, Morgan, and Kris Bennett, Phoenix; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Kent Carlson, Brainerd, Bruce Carlson, Melrose, and Norman Carlson, Oregon.
Her parents and a brother, Donald, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with the Rev. Stephen Sveom officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
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