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In Memory of

Marjorie Anne Congdon Bennett

July 9, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Obituary


Marjorie Anne Congdon Bennett of Athens went home to the Lord on January 5, 2018.

Marjorie was born on July 9, 1919 in Superior, Wisconsin and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Anne Sleeman Congdon. She was married to the late Albert Grey Bennett Sr., retired Navy World War II/Korean War vet and Pearl Harbor survivor.

Marjorie's family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin when she was eight and she graduated from Beloit HS in 1938. Her class was the largest to date and the first to have caps and gowns. She lived...

Marjorie Anne Congdon Bennett of Athens went home to the Lord on January 5, 2018.

Marjorie was born on July 9, 1919 in Superior, Wisconsin and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Anne Sleeman Congdon. She was married to the late Albert Grey Bennett Sr., retired Navy World War II/Korean War vet and Pearl Harbor survivor.

Marjorie's family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin when she was eight and she graduated from Beloit HS in 1938. Her class was the largest to date and the first to have caps and gowns. She lived in Madison, Wisconsin for a while until she and a girlfriend moved to San Francisco, California on a lark in 1942. It was in San Francisco that she met her husband to be and they got married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 13, 1949.

Since her husband was in the Navy they got to live in lots of different cities: Charleston, South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, Providence, Rhode Island and then they moved to Athens, Georgia in 1956 where they lived on Grady Avenue. In 1960, they moved to West side of Athens to Laurel Drive. She moved to the family farm in Madison County in 1986 to live closer to her son, Grey and remained there until 2010 when she moved back to Athens to live in a retirement community.

Marjorie was a loving and devoted mom who adored her two sons, Grey and Richard. She had a great sense of humor, loved gardening and anything to do with animals...especially dogs and her beloved bluebirds. She was a big bluebird advocate in the '60s and '70s when the populations were threatened. She loved yard sales, antiquing and antique auctions. She was a good bargainer and a super salesperson. Although small in stature at 4'11," she had a giant heart but didn't take any gruff from anyone...earning her the affectionate nickname "The Little General."

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Grey Bennett Sr.; her son, Albert Grey Bennett Jr.; her sisters, Helen, Vivian; and her beloved brother, Marvin, who was KIA in France in August 1944 in World War II.

She is survived by her son, Richard Alan Bennett; a granddaughter, Lauren Vann and great-granddaughter, Ro Vann.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 13 at 2 p.m. at New Covenant Worship Center with Rev. Howard Conine officiating. Family will receive friends at 1 p.m., prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Athens Area Humane Society or the North American Bluebird Society.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.