Mrs. Ly Bennett was born in Switzerland in 1915. She married Don Bennett and spent most of her life in the UK. When Don passed away suddenly in 1986 she agreed to assume the position of patron in his place and fulfil his determination to attend and open the museum building at Caloundra, which was named in his honour on 4.4.87. She made substantial contributions to the building fund, and donated furniture from his office for a display, while maintaining a close interest in the progress of the museum. She became ill after a visit to her hometown and passed away on 29.10.2000.