|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2006|
San Mateo County
Margery Mary Culp Bentley
Passed away in her sleep at home on Saturday morning, October 21, 2006.
Marge was born to Helene and Henry Culp on October 4, 1920, in Norwalk, OH.
She moved to San Francisco when her father took a position as sports writer for the SF Call Bulletin, later graduating from Lowell High School and College of San Mateo.
During the war, she met and married her husband of 48 years, William Richard Bentley, who preceded her in death by seven years.
She is survived by her loving children: Peter Culp Bentley and wife Abby of Grass Valley, and Victoria Bentley of Kelseyville, CA; and by her beloved grandchildren: Sarah Marie Johnson of Santa Barbara and Kether Joy Johnson of Madrid, Spain.
Marge was devoted to her family. A resident of Menlo Park for over 60 years, she was actively involved in her children's lives as PTA President, Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, and Den Mother.
As family historian, she studied genealogy in Salt Lake City and traced the family's roots back beyond the Mayflower.
A 50 year member of Palo Alto Auxiliary, she was a founding member of Allied Arts Guild Restaurant in Menlo Park. Marge was a member of the Roth Auxiliary for Children at the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford from 1990 until her death. She was president of the auxiliary for two years, 2003 and 2004.
Marge loved life; she had an exuberant personality, quick wit, and many friends. She was a gracious hostess and gourmet cook who loved a good party and entertained often. She was a consummate bridge and mahjong player. Her strong spirit and great sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew her.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Stuart Schlisserman for his compassionate care as her family physician. Gratitude is extended to Pathways Hospice and Susan Raquepo, LVN.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Chapel Service on Friday, Nov. 10th at 12:30 PM at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto.
Donations may be sent to Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health in Palo Alto.
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 11/5/2006.
Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Santa Clara County
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Record added: Nov 05, 2006
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