Thursday, May 28, 2015

AN OLD FRIEND FROM THE PAST


Published in the Red Bluff Daily News Wednesday, July 9, 2003


Dr. Tracy L. Bennett

Dr. Tracy Lauriston Bennett died Sunday, July 6, 2003 at his home at the age of 74.  He was born September 16, 1928 in Los Angeles.  He graduated from Chiropractic School in 1948.  He also had his Masters in Public Health.  From 1968 to 1985 he taught Science at Red Bluff High School.  He taught Natural History and Survival classes at Shasta College Night School as well.  If you were not a patient of "ol' Doc Bennett" during his 55 years of Chiropractic practice, then you were probably a student in one of his classes.  He was a very compassionate and caring man who will truly be missed by all who knew him.  He enjoyed gourmet cooking and gardening and he was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Shasta Lake for many years.  He is survived by his wife Harriet "Rosie" Bennett of Red Bluff, together for 18 years.  His mother, Edna Cummings of Red Bluff.  Daughters Robin and Andy Anderson of Shelby, North Carolina, Cindy and Barry Fulgham of Allyn, Washington, Kelley Bennett of St. Petersburg, Florida, stepchildren Tim and Char Fitzgerald of Anchorage, Alaska, Rick and Janell Fitzgerald of Red Bluff, Linda and Gary Dodd of Red Bluff, Jeanne and sandy Young of Redding, along with 19 Grandchildren.  No services are planned; any memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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For a short while a long time ago, Tracy was my brother-in-law by marriage.  He was a heck of a nice guy.  Until very recently I didn't know his whereabouts or anything about his life.  It is because of his sweet daughter Kelley that I can put an end to my wondering and present him here for all to see.


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