Ann Pearl Bennett passed away on February 2, 2022, at the age of 97, in West Jordan, Utah. Ann was born in Asheville, North Carolina on January 25th, 1925. Ann spent cherished childhood years playing at the homes of relatives who lived in the Great Smoky Mountains near Asheville.
Ann enjoyed roller skating and met her future husband at the roller rink. Ann married Vern Orville Bennett on October 2, 1945. They moved to Pocatello, Idaho where they found great pleasure in building their home in Pocatello.
Ann and Vern both worked and began their family when their first daughter Linda was born. They continued construction on their home and welcomed their second daughter Avis into the family. The couple enjoyed outdoor sports of boating, water skiing, hunting, ice skating, landscaping, and square dancing. Vern and Ann then welcomed their son Jerry into the family increasing their parenting duties and adding more hobbies to their busy lives.
One important hobby that Ann enjoyed and passed on to her children and grandchildren was custom stained-glass windows. Ann and Vern opened an antique clock and stained-glass shop, "The Golden Unicorn" in Salt Lake City in 1978 and ran it together for 30 years, closing in 2007. Ann acquired many clients through the decades pursuing this talent. She has hundreds of custom designs added to the homes of many families and clients.
She is survived by her children Linda (Donald Sr.) Bawlin. Avis (Ray) Peterson, and Jerry (Genie) Bennett, nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Bertha Sweatmon, brother Veldee Sweatmon, brother Joe Sweatmon and her husband Vern Bennett.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 8351 S. Old Bingham Highway, West Jordan, Utah 84088.