Cherie Weicker Bennett, a 55 year resident of Rolling Hills, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2014. She was 85 years old. Cherie was a loving wife, devoted mother and a loyal friend. She was born in the state of New York, on September 8, 1928 to Theodore Weicker Jr. and Schatz Adams. A graduated from Marymount High School in Santa Barbara and attended the Paris Sorbonne University.
Cherie met and married John McCoid Bennett November 7, 1957 at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes CA; together they raised six children in Rolling Hills.
She attended Church regularly and was active in many organizations, including the California Republican Assembly; (in 1978 she and her husband Rev. John Bennett became the Founding Members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Republican Assembly [PVP RA] a local chapter of the CRA); (she served as President of) The Palos Verdes Peninsula Republican Womens Federated [PVP RWF], The Navy League, Society of Mayflower Descendants and Jules Stein Institute. Cherie is also remembered as the hostess of many magnificent parties at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas she opened her home to many other worthy organizations and causes throughout the years.
She is survived by her children: John "Jay" McCoid Bennett Jr. (Siw), William Sterling Bennett (Rhonda), Sean Adams Bennett (Leslie), Theodore Weicker Bennett, Mitchell Ayres Quillen Bennett (Nancy), Serena Cherie Bennett Padian (John), 17 grand children, 2 great-grand children, her brother Theodore Weicker III, and sister Juliet Weicker.
Date: Saturday January 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
26438 Crenshaw Blvd
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Reception Immediately to follow
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to:
Servite High School
1952 W. La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
Please Reference in memo:
"Cherie Weicker Bennett scholarship fund."
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Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 12, 2014