Bently issues statement on death of socialite

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Updated: 7/25/2013 2:17 pm

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A jewelry designer, arts aficionado and one-time fixture on San Francisco's wealthy social scene is being remembered for her contributions to conservation causes.

Thirty-four year old Amber Marie Bently was found dead in a Gardnerville apartment on Friday. Toxicology results are pending but Douglas County investigators say there was no evidence of foul play.

Bently had been married to businessman Christopher Bently, CEO of Bently Holdings and other companies with extensive holdings in western Nevada and the Bay Area.

In a statement issued Thursday, Bently Holdings said it was "terribly saddened" to learn of the death of a former colleague.

It said Amber Bently helped forge the company into one of the Bay Area's most sustainable businesses and her "charisma and innovative spirit live on" in the Bently organizations.


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