|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1906|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1970|
Funeral for Mrs. Aletha Mary Lawhorn, 64, former resident of Forest Grove, was held Friday, November 6, in the Fuiten Mortuary Chapel at Forest Grove. Rev. Richard Perry, pastor of the First Christian church of Forest Grove, officiated. Committal rites followed with burial in the Forest View Cemetery.
Aletha Mary Lawhorn was born April 12, 1906, at York County, Nebraska, the daughter of Edward M. and Iona Waldrow Bennett. She moved as a young girl with her parents to Forest Grove in 1914. She attended schools in Forest Grove and Mosier. In 1942 she moved to Portland. She worked in the Oregon Shipyards during the war. For a number of years after, she worked as a presser for several of the downtown stores in Portland.
She was married to Claude Lawhorn, November 10, 1949 in Redding California. After their marriage the family lived in California and Oregon until Mr. Lawhorn's death in 1967. Since then she has made her home with her sister in Portland.
Mrs. Lawhorn died Monday evening at Wilsonville following an extended illness.
Survivors include one brother and three sisters; Edward Bennett, Sherwood, rs. Bill (Esther Ramsey, Portland, Mrs. Harvey (Mable) Best, Sacramento, California and Mrs. Lawrence (Dortha) Mallory of Everett, Washington. Also surviving are a number of cousins in the Forest Grove area
[Forest Grove News Times, 12 Nov 1970]
Edward Marshall Bennett (1869 - 1920)
Ione Bell Waldron/Bennett/Evans Wilbur (1877 - 1952)
Claude Allen Lawhorn (1894 - 1967)*
Mabel Mahala Bennett Best (1897 - 1986)*
Harley Warren Bennett (1899 - 1959)*
Zelma M Bennett Schell (1901 - 1954)*
Esther B Bennett/Fitch Ramsey (1902 - 1981)*
Aletha M Bennett Lawhorn (1906 - 1970)
Forest View Cemetery
Plot: Block 11, Row Z, Grave 3
Created by: Tracy Turner
Record added: Mar 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35020389
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To my aunt, who I never met, and wish I knew more about the Bennetts. My mother was your sister, Mabel Mahala Best (Bennett), daughter of Edward and Iona.With Love the Best Family.|
Kenneth son of John and Mabel
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