Palos Verdes Peninsula Republican Assembly Announces

Cherie Bennett, Founder of the PVP RA in 1978
Cherie Bennett, Founder of the PVP RA in 1978
Founding Member Cherie Bennett Memorial Services

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.

Memorial Service:

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."

Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com, to send messages to the family and to share memories.

Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 12, 2014

Sandy Sandoval January 19, 2014 at 06:20 PM
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have met Cherie Bennett and to Celebrate the 35 year Founding of the PVP RA in honor of her husband Reverend John Bennett and Cherie. Dr. Richard Steiner was so gracious in presenting her with a plaque on behalf of the PVP RA this past December 10, 2013. May Cherie be in peaceful rest in the Lord's arms.


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