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Helen Niles Bentley ’32

Helen Niles Bentley ’32, December 21, 2003, in Saginaw, Michigan. Helen received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Reed, and went on to earn a master’s degree in religion from the University of Chicago. Her teaching career spanned 44 years in California and Michigan. Community involvement included membership in the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters, Church Women United, and Countryside Trinity Church. In 1934 she married Robert A. Bentley, who died in 1970. She then married Cleaves Byers, who predeceased her. She is survived by a son and daughter, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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