Owen James Bennet of Powell passed away at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody on June 1, 2020.
Owen was born to Harold Eugene Bennet and Thelma Sprague Bennet in Casper, Wyoming, on Feb. 22, 1952. He was baptized Catholic, raised on the home ranch in Colorado and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1970. He attended Lamar Community College and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1973. He went to U.S. Naval School for Electronics Technician Class “A” and A3 Radar Service School Command. He served in the Vietnam era, where he served as a petty officer third class electronic tech on the USS Oriskany CVA-34. Owen was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for Wartime Service.
He met Sally Louise Hopkins and they began their married life on April 29, 1978, where they broke a seven-year drought that afternoon and got snowed in with a 3-foot blizzard that evening. He opened his own business, Adon Electronics Repair where he repaired TVs, VCRs, microwaves and other electronics, plus installed both big and small satellites. His proudest job was when he worked on the electronic panel on a bomber plane in Greybull, Wyoming, and fixed it! He had returned to college in 1983, carrying a 4.0 GPA in Casper College. He graduated second in his class by a mere fraction.
Owen and Sally had three children: Shawn, Aaron and Bessie Bennet Holdsworth. He loved his family very deeply. He loved all animals but his most recent fur baby was his little dog Peanuts, and they were inseparable. He enjoyed talking about the moon and constellations, military planes — especially bombers and naval ships. He knew the names of them all. He loved nature and knew every mountain and back road within Wyoming, and at least half of Colorado. He really enjoyed anything that had to do with history. Most of all he loved that at least three of his grandchildren lived close enough to have spent much valuable time together. His grandchildren were the apples of his eyes and he was truly proud of all five of them!
Owen is survived by his mother, Thelma Bennet of Loveland, Colorado; wife, Sally Bennet; son; Aaron Bennet; daughter, Bessie (Scott) Holdsworth of Powell; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Bruce (Karla) Bennet and Warren (Karla) Bennet, both of Berthoud, Colorado, and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Eugene Bennet; his son, Shawn Jay Bennet; and his granddaughter, McKenzie Bennet.
Services for Owen will be held at a later date