Coralie Bentley-Williams' BIO:       

                                                                                                                                                                       Husband-Ken Williams '57

Coralie Bentley-Williams (Ken)                                                                                                                                            815-895-3802

427 E High St

Sycamore, IL 60178

Email Address: corkiw@tbc.net

 

Romance started in 1952 in 8th grade, faltered, flared up in time for Prom, 1956.  Then it was on to NIU with the wedding in June, 1960 and graduation in June, 1961.  Our careers started – Ken as a Junior High Math Teacher and me as a Kindergarten teacher.  Our first daughter was born in 1962 and I changed careers, becoming a stay at home Mom.  Today – 3 wonderful daughters, 2 really terrific grandsons and 1 great-grandson.  In the late 1960’s Ken earned his Master’s Degree but stayed the course as a Junior High Math Teacher until his retirement in 1994.  Returning to school Ken became an RN.  Today he works 1 day a week as a Home Health Nurse for a boy in 4th grade going to school with him.  I had some part-time and full-time jobs, always working with children.  In 1992 I became serious about pursuing a paying career and earned my Masters Degree.  From then until retirement I worked with children with special needs.  This brought us in contact with Earl when he was 2 years old – a medically involved child in a local long term care facility in our town.  When he was 5 years old we accompanied him, 2 nurses and a respiratory therapist on a Make-A-Wish trip to DisneyWorld.  Ten months later Earl came to live with us.  Today Earl is 18 and we find ourselves busy helping him plan for his future as well as relaxing at a lake in the summer and hitting the ski slopes in the winter.

 

 

 

 

Married 1960, to Patt Cafferata; 2 girls, Lisa and Denise; 1 g/son, Zac; divorced 1974, but best of friends ever since; 'came out of the closet.'  Worked in data processing for 47 years, ending as Director of Information Security, for World Savings Bank, San Antonio, TX.  Lived in SF 10yrs, transferred by World to SA, in 1994, lived there 7 years; moved to Westchester and telecommuted for 3 years; retired 2004.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

                           With Husband, Ken Williams, Class of '57, at DisneyWorld, June, 2008

 

                                  

                                                     Corki's And Ken's Son, Earl

 

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