Elena “Helen” Dutchover Bentley, 96, of Fort Davis, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Burleson, Texas.
Viewing will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Chapel at Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas. Praying of the most holy rosary will be recited on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Davis, Texas, followed by a mass of Christian Burial with Father Alfonso Sanchez to serve as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fort Davis, Texas, where Elena “Helen” will be laid to rest.
Elena “Helen” was born in Balmorhea, Texas to Luis and Genoveva Dutchover on September 28, 1925. She married George Bentley, Jr. on April 15, 1944 and were married for 73 years. She was a homemaker. She was a devout Catholic and attended St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Davis. She was a friend and a prayer warrior for all.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George; brothers, Luis Dutchover, Wilfred Dutchover, Lalo Dutchover, Alfredo Dutchover, and Ernesto Dutchover; her parents; and sisters, Leovila Salcido, Lupe Mendoza, and Elvira Gonzales.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Acosta, Esperanza Granado, Mary Fierro, Elida Rodriguez, Terry Bentley, and Susan Bentley; sons, George Bentley, III, and Johnny Bentley; sister Vicky Solano. Elena “Helen” had 23 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Tristan De Leon, Seth De La Rosa, Austin Alvarado, Jamie Alvarado, Nathan Alvarado, Noah Jimenez, and Michael Fierro, Jr.
Online condolences may be left at: www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com