Cherie Weicker Bennett

cherie bennett

September 8, 1928 ~ January 1, 2014

Resided in: Rolling Hills, CA

Cherie Weicker Bennett, a 55 year resident of Rolling Hills, went to be with the Lord January 1, 2014. She was 85. Cherie was a loving wife, devoted mother and loyal friend. Cherie was born in New York September 8, 1928 to Theodore Weicker Jr. and Schatz Adams. She graduated from Marymount High School in Santa Barbara and attended the Paris Sorbonne University. She married John McCoid Bennett November 7, 1957 at Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes CA, and together they raised six children in Rolling Hills. She attended Church regularly and was active in many organizations, including the California Republican Assembly, Navy League, Society of Mayflower Descendants and Jules Stein Institute. She hosted magnificent parties at Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other times throughout the years. She is survived by her children: John "Jay" McCoid Bennett Jr (Siw), William Sterling Bennett (Rhonda), Sean Adams Bennett (Leslie), Theodore Weicker Bennett, Mitchell Ayres Quillen Bennett (Nancy), Serena Cherie Bennett Padian (John), 17 grand children, 2 great-grand children, her brother Theodore Weicker III, and sister Juliet Weicker. Memorial Service: 11:00 am Saturday January 25, 2014 Rolling Hills United Methodist Church 26438 Crenshaw Blvd. Rolling Hills Estates, CA Reception Immediately Following In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Servite High School, 1952 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801. Ref. in memo: "Cherie Weicker Bennett scholarship fund."

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  1. Dear Bennet Family,

    Our family used to come to serve dinner and do the dishes for your family at Thanksgiving; in this way we spent many holidays together. (I think about 20!) My mom, Diana Archibald, wishes to especially express her condolences.

    My mom and I remember your family fondly, and often. Your parents were lovely people, as was Uncle Edsel. They were always gracious and welcoming, to us, as well as to the many guests who came to your home for Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed watching you children grow up, and seeing the performances you gave at Thanksgiving.

    Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.


    Kathy Kramer and Diana Archibald

  2. To the wonderful Bennett family:
    Our deepest affection and condolences accompany these few words to all of you. Your mother, Cherie, was dear to us and the closest of friends as was your loving father, John. We know she is in a better place now finally meeting our loving God and joined on angel wings with those she loved who awaited her arrival with open arms.
    We will miss her dynamic personality, thoughtfulness and love towards us. We know how deeply she will be missed by her dearest children, grandchildren and even her little great-grandchildren. We shall treasure always, her loving memory.
    Frank, Jacquie, Suzanne and Paul Campion

  3. To Sterling, Rhonda & the rest of the Bennett family. Denny & I have spent many wonderful vacation trips with Cherie and enjoyed her so much. She had a wonderful sense of humor. We were @ LAX airport in the waiting room ready to go on a trip ( with Jacquie, Suzanne & Frank) to Europe I saw Cherie sitting alone looking a little forlorn. I walked up to her & I knew she couldn’t see me very well. I said “Hi Cherie!!!. Her eyes lit up & with her big smile she said. Shelagh!!! is that really you!!!. Ever since then, whenever I saw her, we do the same routine!!!. We also enjoyed sitting next to her & Sterling @ all the Norris Jazz concerts. Denny I will always remember Cherie with love. Shelagh & Denny.

  4. To the Bennett family, my heartfelt condolences. Although I had not seen Cherie since the day of Uncle Edson’s memorial in San Francisco, she always remembered me at Christmas, with the family card and letter, keeping that long ago connection alive. I will never forget her. She was the most gracious person I have had the honor of knowing.
    In the famous words of Kahlil Gibran:
    “For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one… And when the Earth shall claim your limbs, than shall you truly dance.”
    I am wrapping you all in Angels’ wings.
    Love, Steffani Adams

    • I don’t know how I am just seeing your message in 2022 but I appreciate you writing it. This is Serena padian, her daughter. Uncle Edson was so much in our lives growing up and I never understood why I never got to meet you. Would love to hear your story. Best, serena

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