Tina was born in Denmark. As a young girl, she became one of the very few females to be accepted as a silversmith's apprentice. She joined Seaboard in 1968.
Tina was predeceased by her husband, Major Lee F. Bennett, USMC. She is survived by her daughter, Christina L. Bennett; son-in-law, Richard Armstrong; sister, Lea Bell; brother, Rud Mortensen; nieces Pia Ford and Liza Wessberg; and nephews Charles Bell II and Bo Mortensen.