Christopher “Bahee” Bendle entered into life Dec. 25, 1940, the son of Merle and Rhea (Titla) Bendle. He passed away July 13, 2012 at the age of 72 years old.
Christopher attended San Carlos Day School up to the sixth grade. After finishing sixth grade he began his life and career as a cowboy, being a ranch hand and a cowboy for most of his life. He was known for taking off from school to go horseback riding along the river banks of Seven Mile Wash.
He had a great knowledge for working with cattle and horses. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors, keeping himself busy with something to do.
He grew up most of his life living at the Holygrounds. Being mad over (Stinggy) the “ee-yah” Mesquite beans. He was also known for his good sense of humor, teasing family and friends. He enjoyed going for long walks and fishing.
Christopher was a man of few words, but when he got together with the men of Seven Mile Wash, they all would enjoy talking and teasing each other of the past good times they all spent together growing up.
Bahee is preceeded in death by his mother, Rhezea; his father, Merle Bendle; and two brothers, Donald Bendle and Howard Hooke, Sr.
Christopher is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Platero and Christine Goode; his sister, Sally Antonio; grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews, and many friends.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, but will cherish our memories forever. We will remember him always with great love and affection.
Wake was held Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Wesley Gilbert, Jr. residence in San Carlos, Ariz.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Burdette Hall in San Carlos.
Interment was at San Carlos Cemetery.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.