Catherine was born on May 4, 1926, in Patterson, New Jersey, to Catherine Reid. Catherine was raised in Patterson, N.J., in the Catholic school system.
Catherine was united in marriage to Robert Bentz Sr. on June 4, 1963, in Carson City, Nevada. They have been married over 55 years.
They resided in the communities of Patterson, New Jersey, Fair Oaks, and Fremont. Catherine and Robert built a new home in Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland in 1982, moved to Hawaii in 1986 and back to Groveland in 1987. They moved to Jamestown in 1987 and have resided there since.
Catherine was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking, making pottery and shopping.
Catherine was a member of Sonora St. Patrick’s Catholic Church since 1987.
Catherine is predeceased by her younger sister, Rose Santori, and her mother.
Catherine is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Bentz Sr. of Jamestown; sons, Carl Blaine of Sacramento, Mark Blaine of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bruce Blaine of Park City, Utah; stepsons, Bob Bentz Jr., of Stockton, Jeff Bentz of Anchorage, Alaska, and stepdaughter Robin Cook of Reno, Nevada.
Also surviving are two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Arrangements entrusted to Heuton Memorial Chapel.