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 Louise <I>Clark</I> Bennion

Louise Clark Bennion

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 23 Sep 1997 (aged 98)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot WEST-3-148-2-E
Memorial ID 20667088 · View Source
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Louise Clark Bennion, age 98, died peacefully on September 23, 1997. She was born on June 26, 1899, to J. Reuben Clark, Jr. and Luacine Annetta Savage Clark. She was the eldest of four children.

She married Mervyn Sharp Bennion in Washington D.C. on February 5, 1920, and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They had one son, Mervyn S. Bennion, Jr. Her husband, the Captain of the U.S.S. West Virginia, was killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the deaths of her husband and mother, Louise was a tremendous help to her father, especially with his church responsibilities. She also provided great support in his care before his death.

Louise grew up in Washington, D.C., but spent her summers in Salt Lake City. After marrying a naval officer, she accompanied him on various naval assignments and lived in New York City; Newport, RI; Bremerton, WA; San Francisco, San Diego, and Long Beach, CA. However, Salt Lake City was her home, and she lived most of her life there. She has served in various church callings and stayed active in gospel study and fine arts groups until her later years.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 at 12 Noon at the Ensign 6th Ward, 589 East 18th Avenue in Salt Lake City. Friends attended a Viewing at the Ward Prior To The Services from 10:30-11:45 A.M.
Graveside Services followed at the Salt Lake City Cemetery where she was buried.

The following is an article about her Death that was published in the Deseret News on September 25th 1997:

Louise Clark Bennion dies at 98
Louise Clark Bennion, 98, a Relief Society leader and daughter of the late President J. Reuben Clark Jr., of the LDS Church's First Presidency, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in Salt Lake City.

Mrs. Bennion was born in Salt Lake City on June 26, 1899, the daughter of President Clark and his wife, Luacine Savage Clark. She was married Feb. 5, 1920, to Mervyn Sharp Bennion, captain of the battleship USS West Virginia.

Before her husband's death on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, she traveled with him to various naval posts throughout the United States. He was an ordinance expert for the U.S. Navy.

Mrs. Bennion was a stake Relief Society president in Washington, D.C., had served on stake Relief Society boards and had been president of the 20th Ward Relief Society in Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday in the Ensign 6th Ward chapel, 589 18th Ave., where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 20667088
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Clark Bennion (26 Jun 1899–23 Sep 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20667088, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .