Benney, Marlene (nee Kepke)
It is with great sadness that the family of Marlene Elizabeth Roselea Benney announces her passing on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
Born in Barrhead AB to Walter & Rose Kepke, Marlene was the eldest of 7 children. She was raised on the family homestead in Fort Assiniboine AB where she helped her family work the farm. At age 16 she moved to Creston BC to live with family & work. This is where she met her husband of 64 years, Glenn.
After years of moving around for Glenn’s job they decided to settle with their 2 children in Golden in 1969. Marlene was very happy to be a homemaker & care for her family. Her 2 children & 6 grandchildren were her pride & joy. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with them. She was dedicated to ensuring they all felt cherished & loved.
She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Glenn, son Blaine (Susan), daughter Lynette (Scott) and her beloved grandchildren Daric (Tori), Jared, Dylan (Brooklynn), Hayley, Regan & Sierra as well as her sisters Lila (Robert) & Valerie (Alvin), brothers Terry, Ron (Lea) & Darwin & many nieces & nephew all whom she adored.
A celebration of life will be held on November 12, 2016 at 1 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 122 hall located at 1011 11th Ave. S. Golden BC. Memorial donations in memory of Marlene may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada @ www.alzheimer.ca
Online condolences may be sent through Marlene`s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.