Michele Malia Bennett
1963 - 2017
Michele was called to her ultimate tee time on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Born December 18, 1963 to Dwight and Charlotte Bennett in Honolulu, Hawaii. To all who knew her, she was Boom Boom Bennett, a perfect nick name Michele received in high school as an accomplished athlete. Raised in Long Beach, California attending Long Beach Poly High School she then went onto graduate from UC Santa Barbara in 1986.
Michele lived life to the fullest and made life happen for others. In sports or in life, Michele championed others to seek their highest potential by being their biggest cheerleader. Her brilliance, sense of humor, and kindness were her greatest gifts. Golf was her joy and passion and the recounting of every hole to anyone who would listen was her pleasure. When she walked into a room the party would only then begin with her vivacious personality and infectious laugh. Her grandiose stories were renowned, leaving people laughing until they cried and begging for more.
Michele is survived by her mother, Charlotte Bennett and her two sisters: Tracey Dunlap, brother-in-law Eric and her nephew Drake and niece Quincey; Nicole Bennett-Iaccio, and brother-in-law Chris. She was predeceased by her father, Dwight Bennett. Michele is celebrated and missed by a host of close friends whom she loved dearly.
Michele’s bold way of living life is an inspiration for all of us. By knowing her we will all carry a bit of her spirit with us.
A celebration honoring Michele will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in Santa Barbara at Glen Annie Golf Course, Goleta, CA