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Jacquelyn Rose Bennett


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Jacquelyn Rose Bennett

A celebration of life will be held at 10am on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home for Jacquelyn Rose Bennett, known to everyone as Jackie, age 66. She passed away on November 17, 2021 in El Paso, TX after a brief illness. Steve Johnson will officiate.

A reception will be held at a location to be announced at the service. If you would like to bring something, feel free to reach out to Tanya via FB, under Tanya Martinez Johnson.

We request that you wear something casual that reminds you of Jackie, whether it be a Cubs shirt, a rock and roll shirt, a scrub top, a blue shirt, just something that makes you think of her.

Jackie was born to Jack and Irene Bennett in Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1955. She was always proud to be a twin and was the twin of Irene Mae Haskins, who is just a few minutes older than her. Just a few years later, the girls had another sister born: Constance Lee Russell. Both Jackie and Irene would tell you life was never the same, but Jackie was always proud to be a Bennett girl.

Jackie spent her childhood doing things like: going swimming at Broadview Pool, lining up all her dolls on the couch with her sisters, sitting outside on the porch, going to Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field, once she found her love for them in 1969.

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She also loved learning life lessons from her father. He was her hero. Her father worked hard to provide for his family, wanting his girls to be able to go to good schools. After he retired, the family moved to Roswell, New Mexico, before Jackie’s senior year of high school. She made many friends at Roswell High, some she still has today. She enjoyed Spanish the most, even if her teacher thought she talked funny. But, she won Outstanding Spanish Student which was something that she would be proud of, always. She graduated high school in 1973, and enjoyed lifeguarding and working at Alco.

On her 18th birthday, she was accepted into the nursing program, graduating when she was only 19. She was always proud to be a nurse, and proud to work in a variety of areas of the hospital, doctors offices and rehab facilities. She even worked at the NMMI infirmary for a while, mostly so she’d be able to take her children to sick call if they got sick.

Her patients have always talked about her fondly, as have her co-workers. She was a nurse who cared about connecting with her patients and also could translate Spanish for doctors. She wound up being a nurse for 47 years and she loved it all.

On March 19, 1976, she married fellow nurse A.G. “Marty” Martinez who has preceded her in death. They had one daughter, Tanya Martinez Johnson together, on April 21, 1982.

On April 12, 1987, she lost her father, Jack Bennett, the true hero in her life. When she lost her dad, her former father-in-law, Manuel Martinez told her, she could still call him dad. It meant everything to her

On November 22, 1989, her son Matthew James Capps was born. She married his father Jerry Capps on September 21, 1991 but her children were more important to her, than any man.

She has been preceded in death by both of her parents: Jack and Irene Bennett, her beloved son: Matthew Capps, her beloved dogs Daisy and Jezebel, among others.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter: Tanya Johnson and her husband Richard of Roswell, her twin sister: Irene Haskins and her husband David, of Bangor, Maine, her younger sister: Connie Russell and her husband Bob of Winston Salem, North Carolina, nephew: Dr. Thomas B. Russell and his wife Leslie, and their sons Grayson and Archer, honorary son: Michael Gorham and also cousins and numerous friends that were like family.

She was a wonderful nurse, friend, daughter, sister and someone who loved her children more than anything. She will be missed every single day but she has been reunited with her son and her love for God has her in a much better place.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this time, and the doctors and nurses at Providence Transmountain Hospital in El Paso, Texas, for their impeccable care and love, when we couldn’t always be there.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the animal rescue of your choice. If you need a suggestion, Peace of Mind of New Mexico is a good one.

Condolences can be left online at http://andersonbethany.com

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