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LaDawn Goodey Bench

January 7, 1933 — December 24, 2022

LaDawn Goodey Bench

LaDawn Goodey Bench, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother peacefully moved into the loving care of our Savior on Christmas Eve 2022.

LaDawn was born on January 7, 1933 in Clarkston Utah to Richard Archie Goodey and Stella Kerstine Petersen Goodey. She was the tenth of eleven children.

She married, Eugene Bench, on May, 18 1951. They were later sealed in the Ogden temple.  They moved to Pocatello when their oldest child, Clair, was young and settled down and added four more children to the family, KayDawn, Cindy, Jill, and Brooks. When her husband had a heart attack. She went to work at A.M.I. to help keep the family going. Even with holding down a full-time job and keeping the house in order. She still found the time and energy to help her kids with 4 h, baseball games, anything we kids were interested in. She enjoyed helping the girls with 4H. Her family meant a lot to her. She had a special bond with each of her siblings, but she was closest to her to sister Mavis. They were like two peas in a pod.  A bond that strengthens with each passing year. She loved playing 31 or May I with her sisters and they loved teaching it to anyone that wanted to play. When she played with the grandkids. She always seemed to goof up and help them win. She loved the joy that would spread across their faces. Many days were spent playing cards and drinking Coke and of course snacking.

She was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church). She loved the church, and she fulfilled many callings in her lifetime. She held many positions in the primary and the relief society. Her two favorite callings were when she worked at the genealogy library, and when she fulfilled a temple mission in Chicago as she enjoyed serving others. LaDawn faced many challenges in her life, but she never lost her faith in the Lord and his plan of salvation. She was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly father. She faithfully read her scriptures. She paid a full tithing her whole life. Even when times were tough the tithing was paid first, and everything worked its self out. She knew the power of prayer, and the power of priesthood blessing. She loved attending the temple and would go every chance she got. Working in the Chicago temple was a dream come true. She loved seeing news places and all the friendly people back there. She really enjoyed going on a dinner cruise while in Chicago.

She had a kind gentle way with children, and she enjoyed spoiling them. Her grandson Jeremy nicknamed her grandma good stuff, because she always had candy, pudding pops, cookies and sneak drinks of coke if the parents weren’t looking. And if she didn’t have any treats. There was a trip to store to get what they wanted.

LaDawn has moved on to her heavenly home back with her loved ones the passed on before her. She has left a great number of loved ones here.

We love you mom. Until we meet again

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Manning Wheatley Funeral Home. There will be a viewing held on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am prior to services at Manning Wheatley Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello, Idaho following the funeral service.

LaDawn was proceeded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, and her oldest son Clair. She leaves behind, Rose Bench (Clair’s wife)

Joshua(grandson) and Samantha Bench

Damico great grandson

Randy (grandson) and Shannon Bench

Jenny great granddaughter

William (grandson) Marta Bench

William Jr.  great grandson

Steven (grandson) Sydnee Bench

Steven Jr great grandson

Neil and KayDawn (daughter) Jenkins

Michael and Jaqueline(granddaughter) Henneberry

Kamysha, Kaylynn, Keryna, Karyssa, Ethan, Kathryn

Great grandchildren

Rebecca Jenkins granddaughter

Aaron and Chevelle

great grandchildren

David (grandson) and Liz Jenkins

Charlotte, Joseph, Adam, Benjamin, Noah

great grandchildren

Michael (Grandson)and Erin Jenkins

Lillian, Abigail, Anna, Leila, Eva

Great grandchildren

Chad and Sarah (granddaughter)Merritt

Elias and Enoch

Great grandchildren

Garrett and Tiffany (Granddaughter) Church

Gabriel, Isaac, Emmett, Lyndsey, RosaLee, Emily, Nolan and Hayley

Great grandchildren

Sam (grandson) and Racheal Jenkins

Elija Kimball Madelyn, Kaylee and Andrew

Great grandchildren

Lucas(grandson) and Ariel Jenkins

Aden, and Alena

Great grandchildren

Cindy Morris daughter

Melanie Morris granddaughter

Harvey and Dean

Great grandsons

Derek and Emily(granddaughter) McLaughlin

Ethan, Ty, Grace and Brooks

Great grandchildren

Sean and Hannah (granddaughter) Copley

Alice, Harper and Sienna

Great granddaughters

Jim and Jill (daughter) Jones

James(grandson) and Christina Jones

Randee, Chaz, Jordan, Deacon, Anika, Tatianna, Tauni, Terreck

Great grandchildren

JaNeice Jones granddaughter

Kali great-granddaughter and Bruce webster

Jarek and Kellar

Great grandchildren

JoLynn (granddaughter) and Joel Tubbs

Andres and Dayzi (great granddaughter)

Xavior and Zandor great-great grandsons

Johnathan (grandson) and Sonya Jones

Laiyla and Phoenix great-great grandchildren

Tieggan and Danielle (granddaughter) Clark

Archer great-great grandson

ReaLynn great granddaughter

Jeremy (grandson) and Terri Jones

Zack and Jessica(granddaughter) Webster

Michael, AshLynn, Lillian, Benjamin, and Mathew

Great grandchildren

Richard Brooks (son) and Sharlene (deceased) Bench

Tessa Nika, Anthony


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Past Services


Saturday, December 31, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Manning - Wheatley Funeral Home

510 North 12th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Manning - Wheatley Funeral Home

510 North 12th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

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