Betty Eileen (Jolley) Bentley

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BENTLEY, Betty Eileen (Jolley)

Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Betty Bentley, went to be with her loving Lord on March 7, 2011.

Betty Eileen Jolley was born in Gildford, Montana, on April 3, 1929. Betty's mother (Anna Jolley) died of complications a few days after her birth. She was raised by a wonderful, loving foster family -" Daddy (Frank) & Mother (Alma) Wise and her two siblings -- sister (Frances) and brother (Lyle). She also had a special place in her heart for her biological father, Clayton "Rawhide" Jolley who shared wonderful stories of his Wild West Days.

After her divorce, mother moved to Spokane where she graduated from Kinman Business School. She retired from Cominco American/Teck Cominco after a long and rewarding 26-year career.

Mother was beautiful, intelligent and fiercely independent. She loved dancing and music and was a long-time Symphony/Pops season ticket holder. She was always there to help a friend or neighbor in need. By her example, mother taught us compassion, honesty and the importance of family.

Betty is survived by her children; Donita Bentley -"Everett, WA; Rita (Curt) Pritchard -" Alderwood, WA; Terry (Lori) Bentley, Spokane; Barbara Ervin, Spokane; Grandchildren: Shawn Pritchard and Renee (Sherrard) Fane (Alderwood, WA); Candace (Jim) Winter, Nick (Jesse) Bentley, Michelle Bentley, Natalie Ervin and Nicole Ervin (Spokane), and seven great-grandchildren.

At Betty's request, no memorial service will be held. A family celebration of her life will be held in Montana at a later date. The family wishes to thank Hospice and Moran Vista for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, SpokAnimal or the Humane Society.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2011
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