In Memory

Lyle Bennett - Class Of 1967 VIEW PROFILE



Lyle F. Bennett lost his battle with lung
disease in the early morning of June 19, 2024.
Lyle was born April 03, 1948, to Farrell and
Alda Bennett in Vancouver, Washington,
where his maternal grandparents were living.
Before he and his mother returned to Alaska
his father moved the family from Wrangell to
Petersburg, where he’d taken a job with
Petersburg Fisheries Inc. Lyle was a lifelong
After graduating from Petersburg High
School, Lyle joined the National Guard.
During the Vietnam war he was drafted into
the U.S Army and stationed at Fort Hood,
Texas. Despite signing up to go to Vietnam
three times, Lyle remained in Texas until his
discharge in 1970. While in Texas he met and
fell in love with Carol Mathews. After he was
discharged from the Army, Carol and Lyle
married on May 29, 1970, moved to Petersburg
and enjoyed fifty-four wonderful years
Lyle enjoyed many ventures during his
lifetime, including drilling rock on Three Lakes
Loop Road, helping to construct the new gym
and pool at the Parks and Rec facility, working
for Power and Light, owning and operating
the Petersburg Art Gallery, and more than
thirty years of vending.
Lyle’s main joys in life were his family and
friends. He loved music, dancing with Carol
and spending time with his grandchildren. He
loved his hometown of Petersburg, refusing to
relocate despite his medical challenges.
Survivors include his wife Carol Bennett;
sons, Devren (Everett) and Trent (Vanessa);
grandchildren, Daten, Abi, Carmen, Mathew,
and Diesel; sister, Lanore Rodenberg; and
many nieces and nephews.
Please join the family for a Celebration of
Life on Friday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. at the
Moose Club. It is a potluck and there is a sign
up sheet at the Moose Club.
Lyle F. Bennett, 76


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