Our loving mother, GunnieLue Poulsen Bennett, 92, died March 11, 2023 after a long and persistent effort to remain in this life with her family…as long as she could.
She was born in a coal camp, at National, in Carbon County, Utah on December 13,1930 to Shirley (Sam) Poulsen and Aletha (mama Keates) Gunderson Poulsen. She was raised all over the western U.S. which included several towns in Utah, Nevada, California and Oregon. During her adolescence, she attended 12 different schools in 12 years, finally returning to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she remained for the rest of her life. She married Horace DuWaine Bennett on May 18, 1949 and their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 18, 1951. Her life was one of service to her family, church, friends and neighbors.
Gunnie was married to DuWaine for 62 years, until his death on February 13, 2011 and is survived by her children: Christopher Bennett; Karyn Miller; Kathy (Brian) Edginton; and Dayle (Lane) Bennett. She leaves 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
A viewing and funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Stratford Ward, 2635 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City. The viewing will be held at 10:00 - 10:45 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Garden, 1950 East 10600 So. Sandy, Utah