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Obituary: Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley – Faculty 1959-86 – February 7, 2015

Dr. Doris B. Bentley

LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette for Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley, 95, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her home in Lafayette.

Reverend William Ruskoski, Associate Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=doris-b-bentley&pid=174094954#sthash.XjOQjauE.dpuf

Obituary for Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley

Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette for Dr. Doris Broussard Bentley, 95, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her home in Lafayette.

Reverend William Ruskoski, Associate Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette.

Born July 8, 1919, in Loreauville, Louisiana, daughter of the late Jean Edmond Broussard and Martha Camos Broussard, Dr. Bentley graduated from the New Iberia High School and Louisiana State University. She served as the first administrative secretary at McNeese University (1939-1943.) She taught at Brusly High (1938) and New Iberia High School (1953-1959) and joined the faculty of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1959. She became Department Head of Office Administration in 1972 and retired in 1986.

She was active in the American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Kappa Kappa Iota, Friends of the Humanities, and Catholic Daughters of America. She was a charter member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Needs of Women, and served on the Municipal Civil Service Board of Lafayette, and the Bayou Girl Scout Council Board. After retirement, she served at the local, state, and regional levels of SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives.) She was recognized for her interest in women’s issues. She was a member of various professional associations.

Survivors include five children, George F. Bentley, Jr., and wife Janis of Lafayette; Edmond B. Bentley and wife Evelyn of Houston, Texas; Suzanne Bentley-Smith, and husband Thomas of Baton Rouge; Richard C. Bentley and wife Carol, of Lafayette; and William C. Bentley and wife Julie of Tomball, Texas, and eleven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Bentley, Sr., her parents, Jean Edmond and Martha Camos Broussard, a brother J. E. Broussard, Jr., and her grandson George F. Bentley, III.

Pallbearers will be Daniel J. Bentley, Richard T. Bentley-Smith, Carlo D. Bentley, Walter Camos, Steven Camos and Eddie W. Bankston. Honorary pallbearer will be Raymond Cloninger

The family will receive friends at Martin & Castille’s DOWNTOWN location on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until the time of the service.

A Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Athletic Network Footnote by Ed Dugas
Dr. Bentley’s son, Edmond Broussard "Bruce"  Bentley, was a manager/player for the men’s basketball team, 1966-69.
She was a mentor and friend to many at the university and in the Lafayette community. A friend of the Athletic Network, she continued to email us during the Fall 2015 – always supportive and complimentary about the AN.