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Sharon Camille 'Cam' Bennett

Sharon Camille "Cam" (Engel) Bennett, 79, of Oshkosh, NE passed away at the Garden County Hospital on March 1, 2023.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, at the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Oshkosh with Deacon Dixon Powers officiating. Burial will follow in the Oshkosh City Cemetery.

Family and friends can leave condolences at http://www.bondegardfunerals.com. Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Oshkosh is serving the Bennett family.

Cam was known for her personality, kindness, love for fashion and Weimaraner dogs. She was born to Ernie and Eloyce Engel on April 12, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from Bismarck High School in ND. She was an airline stewardess. She also worked at the Riviera Hotel and Casino scheduling show reservations. Cam enjoyed English riding, dressage, and show jumping.

She married Vernon "Short" Bennett on December 7, 1973. She kept busy preparing competitors for Queen contests and helping with 4-H kids. She has always had a love for horses. Short and Cam participated in many parades with their two- and four-horse hitch teams. They diversified the ranching and created Thunder Valley wagon rides along the Oregon Trail. After they sold the ranch, they moved to Weston, MO, then to the Sandhills north of Alliance.

When Short retired, they moved to Kimball. Cam made new friends while working at the Kimball County Manor. After Short passed away, Cam moved back to Oshkosh to the place they always called "home."

Cam is survived by her brother Greg (Donna) Engel from Granbury, TX; step-children Sandy (Mike) Shafer of Aurora, CO, Bill (Tracy) Bennett of Bayard, NE, and Brad (Tara) Bennett of Parker, CO; Grandchildren Kristyn (Garrett), Bryce, Denielle, Emily, Zachary, Katharine, and Jacob; Nieces and Nephews; Valerie Poels, Donald Ozburn, Timothy Engel; and faithful pet Major.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernie and Eloyce Engel, and husband Vernon Bennett.

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