Kris Edward Bentley was born on July 7, 1950. He is the son of Alma Eva Henrikson and James Martin "Joe" Bentley.
Kris with dad, Joe.
Joe, Kris & Alma
Kris & Shirley Cole, couisn daughter of Wilma Bentley & James Cole
After graduating from high school Kris went to Morehead State University. He studied Math and the sciences. He was a student teacher.
Kris went into the Air Force. He was stationed in Germany and got to travel Europe on his off time. When he returned to the states he went to San Angelo, Texas. Later, he was at Ft. Leavenworth. This was one of the tumbleweeds he encountered when living there.
When the military service was over he returned to Morehead and got his master's degree. He worked for Hughes and lived in California for several years. The company went through a number of changes and he moved to Dallas, Texas. He worked between the Dallas office and their Washington, DC office as a senior scientist. He left the company and went back to school to get his teaching credentials and began teaching various math classes in Dallas.
Me and Kris at one of the Bentley reunions, possibly 1997.
At another Bentley reunon, Kris was in deep conversation with Carrie Wolfenbarger, wife of Wes Bentley (son of Othos's sister Laura Belle Bentley and her husband Sherman Bentley).
While at Morehead Kris roomed with Gary Adkins. Gary married Sherry Bentley. Sherry is the daughter of Bob and Charlotte Clark Bentley. Bob is the son of Laura & Sherman Bentley. This is at another of the Bentley reunions.
And this was Kris at the 2008 Bentley Reunion.
Happy Birthday KRIS!!