Julia Bennett

Oct. 11, 1930-Jan. 20, 2022

Julia Bennett, 91, of

Williston, passed away

peacefully at her home on

Thursday evening, Janu-

ary 20, 2022 under the

care of hospice.

Her funeral service will

be held at 11:00 AM

Thursday, January 27,

2022 at the Light of Christ

Lutheran Church in

Williston, Rev. Kevin

Beard will officiate. Inter-

ment in Sunset Rest

Memorial Gardens in

Minot will be at 4:00 PM

on Thursday afternoon.

Friends may call at

Everson-Coughlin Funeral

Home on Wednesday

from 1:00 PM until 5:00

PM and for the hour

preceding the service at

the church on Thursday.

Julia Caroline Bennett,

91, of Williston passed

away in her home on

January 20, 2022 after a

short battle with cancer.

Her daughter Sherry was

able to be a loving care-

giver to Julia and Harvey

the last few years.

Julia was born on Oc-

tober 11, 1930 to Milton

and Bertina (Ostlund)

Rice. She was the fourth

child of eleven. She grew

up on the family farm,

where she helped her

mother with the younger

children, worked in the

fields, and spent time

with her family. Julia at-

tended grade school at

Renville School and later

graduated from Mohall

High School in 1948.

On March 17, 1951, Ju-

lia married Harvey E. Ben-

nett at Zion Lutheran

Church in Mohall. They

made their home in Ray,

ND. Harvey and Julie

were blessed with two

daughters, Sherry Lynn

and Carolyn Rae. The

family moved to

Columbus and later to

Minot. During this time

Julia taught Kindergarten,

was a 4-H Leader, taught

Confirmation classes, and

helped Harvey with book-

keeping for their


After their children gra-

duated high school in

Minot, Harvey and Julia

moved to Williston.

Where they ran several

successful businesses, HJ

Discount Gas, HJ

Carwash, and HJ Electric.

The couple enjoyed

square dancing, traveling,

fishing, and playing cards

or Rummikub with family

and friends.

During Julia’s life she

was a very active member

of her church. She was a

member of the State Line

Square Dancing Club. She

was also a speaker for

Christian Women’s Club.

Julia and Harvey were ac-

tive in many groups and

organizations throughout

their lives, they held of-

fices, attended conven-

tions, and helped run so

many things.

Julia’s greatest joy was

being a grandmother. She

enjoyed spending time

with her grandchildren

Anello, Ryan, Angela,

Sara (Carolyn) and Ni-

chole (Sherry). Julia and

Harvey attended Christ-

mas programs, school

concerts, ball games, and

as many other of the

grandchildren’s events as

they could get to.

In 2003, Julie became a

great grandma. She loved

seeing and playing with

her great grandchildren,

Teagan, Leila, Alivia, and

Savaily (Nichole). Later

through marriage she

gained four more great

granddaughters Lanie,

Nia, Jaeda, and Jetta. In

March of 2022, Julie

would have earned the ti-

tle great great grandma.

Julia is preceded in

death by her parents, si-

blings, Alice, Bennie,

Paul, Myrtle, and Elaine,

husband, Harvey E, in-

fants, Terri Ann, Ronald

Eugene, and Larry

Mitchell, daughter, Caro-

lyn Rae, and grand-

daughter, Anello Rae.

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