Mildred Genevieve Benzel
Mar 30, 1927 - Jun 12, 2021
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624
Mildred Benzel was born March 30, 1927, in Gering, Nebraska the daughter of Anna Mary and “Jack” Schneider. She was the second of six children. She went home to the Lord on June 12, 2021 and is now peacefully with her daughter.
Mildred most valued being a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. Mildred was very close to her only daughter and prior to her daughter’s death, traveled with her to visit familiar, fond places. Each Thanksgiving, her granddaughters would spend the long weekend with her making gingerbread houses and baking cookies. Later, as a great-grandmother, she would play for hours on end with her great-granddaughter; never tiring of the same games or activities, always patient and engaged.
Mildred retired from UC Davis where she worked as a lab technician for the veterinary clinic. Mildred was a religious woman and was active in her church in Woodland. She enjoyed volunteering at the hospital making tray favors for the different holidays. She was a member of the Red Hat Society; attending various luncheons and parades.
Graveside services will be held July 10, 2021 at 9:00am at East Lawn Cemetery 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624.