J Delbert Bell

09/20/1936 — 11/03/2012

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Albion, ID

J Delbert Bell

J Delbert Bell, our husband, father and friend passed away peacefully on Saturday November 3, 2012.

He was born September 20, 1936 in Albion, Idaho to Floyd and Leone Bell and was the oldest of their five children. He married Judy Oakes, in the Los Angeles Temple on December 27, 1958 and they enjoyed their time together for nearly 54 years. They raised four children who were proud and honored to have him as their father. His life of service and dedication to his family, to his faith and to all things he undertook are a lasting example and a legacy for all of those who knew him. His greatest goal in life was to provide for those he cared for and to ensure that they were able to accomplish the things life had in store for them.

An accountant by trade, he also enjoyed gardening, sports and most importantly his family. He and his wife, Judy, moved to Richland, Washington from Orem, Utah in 2002 to be closer to several of his grandchildren, all of whom he loved and who loved him in return. He was a good father, but an exceptional grandpa.

Delbert is survived by his wife Judy; his four children, David Bell, James Bell, John Bell, and Debra Bell; and his five grandchildren, Trevor Bell, Chelsea Bell, Quinn Bell, Lauren Bell, and Connor Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Leone Bell and his brother, Wayne Dee Bell.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Keene Building Chapel in West Richland, Washington. The service will be preceded by an opportunity for friends and family to pay their respects at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a graveside ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery in Richland, Washington.

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  • Judy and family,

    I send my sympathy in Delbert’s recent passing. I have some fond memories of working at Garden Country with Delbert, Charles and the Cate brothers. I was sorry to see them sale the business. They had built a nice business. My best to all of your family.


    Leisa Gibbs
    November 4, 2014
    Springville, UT
  • Judy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. It takes a special man to support his elected official wife. Praying for peace and comfort for you.

    Karen McCandless
    November 4, 2014
    Orem, UT
  • Condolances frome the Heatheridge 2nd Ward.

    It seems along time ago, since we were together.

    May God Bless You.

    Les Esklund
    November 4, 2014
    Orem, UT
  • I worked for Delbert at his Accounting firm in Orem in 1983 and he was a kind and caring man. My condolences go to Judy and family.

    You are truly blessed to have the promise of eternal families and this I know will bring you comfort during this time of separation from Delbert.

    Linda Gallagher
    November 4, 2014
    Hurricane, UT, USA
  • We would like to express our love and sympathy to the family of J. Delbert Bell. We are grateful for the opportunity we had to interact with him. He will be missed greatly by many. We have enjoyed and will miss the many stories of his life and family. Brother Bell is a great person and his service and love has blessed many in this life.

    Dell will be waiting in heaven for his cherished family.

    Dean Richins
    November 4, 2014
    Orem, UT, United, States
  • My sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Dell and he was the kindest, most thoughtful boss I have ever had. He was truly a great man and we will all miss him greatly.

    Brenda Boulter
    November 4, 2014
    Salt, Lake, City, UT, USA
  • Dear Bell Family,

    I want to express my deepest condolences to your family in the recent passing of Del. I worked with him for 9 years at Hunter Management in American Fork and learned so much from him. He was such a hardworker,very dedicated, patient and kind. He always had a great story about his life and was more than willing to share those with us. More importantly, he enjoyed sharing those stories with us. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye! He will be truly missed!

    Cyndi Romero
    November 4, 2014
    American, Fork, UT, USA
  • So sorry to hear of Delberts passing. I think of you often. Karen McCandless had her husbands funeral the day before Delberts passing. Praying for both of you.

    Shiree Thurston
    November 4, 2014
    Orem, UT, United, States
  • We send our love and sympathy to you, Judy, and family at this time. We enjoyed our friendship years ago and will always remember Delbert being a great scout leader for our son. We ran into Delbert a couple of years ago in Utah and it was so nice to see him again.

    Curtis and Mitzi Hedges
    November 4, 2014
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