Bennett, M. Moose (March 7, 1931 - April 28, 1989)
Douglas Budget - May 3, 1989Funeral services for Moose Bennett, 58, were held Tuesday at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with the Rev. Jon Laughlin of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery with the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 conducting graveside rites.
Mr. Bennett died Friday, April 28, at his home in Douglas following an illness of cancer.
He was born March 7, 1931 in Douglas, to John and Nellie(Owen)Bennett. He was reared and educated in Douglas. He entered the Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He participated from 1951 to 1953 with the Operation Atomic test at the Eniwetok Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands.
Following his discharge from the Army he returned to Douglas and worked for the Tillard and Schmidt ranches as a ranch hand. He also worked the past four years for the General Contractors of Wyoming.
He was married to Charlotte Hale Parsons on Aug. 5, 1964 in Hot Springs, S.D., who preceded him in death. He then married Frances Tschacher on Dec. 24, 1973 in Casper. He was married to Ruby Adams on Dec. 31, 1986 at Douglas. He was a member of the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8. He was an avid gardener and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of Douglas; one son, Jim Tschacher of Casper; two sisters, Dortha Zion of Miles City, Mont. and Charlotte Gunderman of Green River; eight stepchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; one step-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; one brother; two sisters; and one stepson.
Serving as pallbearers were Andy Tillard, Marty Tillard, Tim Tillard, Alvin McChesney, Bud McChesney and Charlie Heckert.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were all of his many friends.
A memorial to the Converse County Cancer Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.