L'Roy Richard Bentley, 74, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, August 27, 1995 at his home in Alpine, Utah, surrounded by his family.
Born September 16, 1920 in Salt Lake City to L. Roy and Josephine Hinckley Bentley. He served our country as a 1st Lt. in the Signal Corps during World War II. It was during this time that plans were made for his hometown sweetheart, Marjorie Dutson, to meet him in Tampa, Florida where they were married on April 5, 1944. He was commanding officer of a remote air base and several radar sites, including Panama.Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Graduating from the University of Utah with a BSEE, he worked almost 20 years as an aerospace engineer for Hughes Aircraft in So. California and then 16 years as a State Farm insurance agent.
He was an excellent organist. As an active member of the LDS Church, he served 11 years as a High Councilor in two stakes. He and Marjorie retired to Alpine in 1984. They loved spending time traveling and spent many hours lovingly collecting and publishing family histories.
He is survived by his wife, children: Dale (Debra), Alpine; Bonnie (Daniel) Bedwell, Broomfield, Colorado; Craig (Carla), Riverton; eight grandchildren: Adam and Eric Bentley, Jared, Amy, Aaron, Chantal, Melissa and Bryce Bedwell; brothers: Ira N. Bentley (LaRue) Salt Lake; Robert K. Bentley (Vivien), Corona Del Mar, California; and sister-in-law, Fae K. Bentley. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Boyd Bentley.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 12 noon in the Alpine Stake Center, 98 E. Canyon Crest Rd. Friends may call at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Burial, Alpine Cemetery. Military Rites by VFW, District 4.
T 8/29 N 8/29