Clifton Roger Bennett, 98, of The Dalles, Ore., passed away Nov. 4. Cliff was born March 7, 1919, in Meeteetse, the son of Miles William and Dorothy Siebert Bennett. He spent his youth on and around horses and ranching and later worked as a cowhand on the Pitchfork Ranch, which is where he met his high school sweetheart, Maxine Thayer. The two exchanged vows in Red Lodge, Mont., in 1938. In 1940, the couple and their firstborn son, Roger, sailed to Alaska on a steamer.