Verda Oakeson Bennett, 85, passed away July 3, 2011 at home, after battling leukemia, surrounded by loving family. Born September 7, 1925 in South Jordan, Utah to Neils W. and Dollie Martha S. Oakeson. Attended Jordan High School. Married Dale Emory Bennett February 7, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. \n\nVerda enjoyed quilting beautiful quilts, crocheting afghans, making receiving blankets for new arrivals, making ceramics and watching the Utah Jazz from her favorite chair. \n\nSurvived by sons Reid Emory, Downey, ID; Jay (Eva) West Valley City; Allen S. West Valley City; daughter Alene (Ray) Jensen, West Jordan; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce Hatt, South Jordan, UT.\n\nPreceded in death by husband Dale Emory Bennett, parents, 5 brothers and 2 grandchildren.\n\nFuneral services Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah, with a viewing Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment South Jordan City Cemetery.