In Memory

Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett

John Robert Bennett

15 Aug 1942 - 30 Dec 2020


John Robert Bennett (Bob) was born in Ogden, Utah, on August 15, 1942, to John Kenneth and Velda Burnam Bennett. He passed on December 30, 2020.

Bob was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Ogden High School and then went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in Math and Chemistry from Weber State College. Bob worked at Bennett’s Jewelry with his dad while growing up. He began engraving at age 7. He also worked for Japanese Gardner’s Union while in high school and college to help pay for his schooling. He went on to earn his graduate degree in Gemology starting in Tempe, AZ, and finishing in Los Angeles, CA. In 1973 he moved back home when his dad became ill and eventually became manager and then owner and operator of Bennett’s Jewelry and Trophies in Ogden.

Bob married Noleen Tanner on July 5, 1975. They were together for 45 years. Noleen cared for Bob throughout his illness with dementia so he could comfortably pass at home with the one he trusted and loved.

Bob was preceded in death by both his parents and two brothers, Ronald Lewis Bennett and Lynn Richard (Caroline) Bennett . He is survived by Noleen Tanner, his sister Jean Hadfield, and sister-in-law Caroline Bennett, along with many nieces and nephews.

We want to thank Symbii Home Health & Hospice for all their help these last 8 months, specifically Steven Hyatt R.N., Candace Higley C.N.A., Michelle LCSW, Lisa CSW, Chaplain Tom, Angie C.N.A and Tanya C.N.A. We want to thank the ladies from Suzy’s Senior Companionship Services, who would come and stay with Bob while Noleen had other appointments to attend. We also want to give a special thanks to Norris Nalder and Lindquist Mortuary for all their deeply caring help. We also want to thank all those in the Layton Park Ward who constantly give so much help.

There will be a small memorial to remember Bob and celebrate his life. It can be attended over a ZOOM meeting, on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at 2:00 p.m