Madeline Beatrice Benbennick SEAVIEW - Madeline B. Benbennick, 87, a resident of Seaview for the past 30 years, died Sept. 30, 2002 in Warrenton.
The daughter of Frank and Mary (Massart) Guillette, she was born June 9, 1915 in Rosaire, Wis. She later moved to Green Bay, Wis., where she received her education and married Robert Bardouche. He died earlier.
With the outbreak of World War II, she moved to Port Orchard. There she worked as a welder in Puget Sound shipyards until after the war. She then became a cook in a tuberculosis sanitarium until contacting the disease herself. She went to school to become a licensed practical nurse and nursed in the Port Orchard area for several years.
In 1959 she married George Benbennick and together they traveled throughout the U.S. He was a salesman and Mrs. Benbennick was a private duty nurse. Settling in Seattle for several years, they retired to Seaview in the early 1970s.
Mrs. Benbennick volunteered taking blood pressures for PACE in Ilwaco and also operated the food service at Long Beach Grange. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, playing cards, trips to Reno and was an avid Green Bay Packers football fan. A woman with strong values and convictions, she was a caring mother, homemaker and excellent cook.
She is survived by daughters Sally Paulus of Wooster, Ohio, Margie May and Nancy McInroy, both of Long Beach; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, daughter Jane Cox, and husband, George, in June of this year.
Funeral service was held Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach. A reception followed at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange, Astoria, OR 97103.