Louise Thompson Bennett, 89, of Norco, California, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017.
She was born Annie Louise Thompson on Sept. 30, 1927 in Concho County to William Martin Thompson Sr. and Lela Mae (Sheffield) Thompson. She married O.D. Bennett on Jan. 1, 1948 in Brownwood. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.
She spent her younger years in Concho County. Her teen years were spent in Brown County, where she graduated from Brownwood High School and Brownwood Business College. In 1955, Louise and Oliver (O.D.) moved to California to raise their family. She enjoyed needlework, sewing, and cooking. Louise was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Cochella Chapter #360.
Louise is survived by her son, Rick Bennett of Norco, California; her daughter, Becky Thrall and husband Rance of Corona, California; brother, Herman Thompson of Brownwood; sister-in-law, Billie Sue Adamson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Alicia Phillips and husband Steve of Glen Rose, Matthew Bennett of Texas, Donnadee Thrall Waibel of Corona, California, and Michelle Thrall of Corona, California; great-grandchildren, Mason, Camryn and Lucas of Glen Rose, and Mackaylah of Corona, California; and also many cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Oliver D. (Bob) Bennett Jr.; and three brothers, Bill, Milton, and Jim Thompson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside, California. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 10.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations In Memory of Louise Bennett to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Inland Empire, P.O. 1266, Riverside, California 92502.