Obituary: Ann Bell Nov. 1, 1923 – Oct 15, 2021

ANN BELL Nov. 1, 1923 – Oct 15, 2021

Ann Bell, 97, long-time resident of Española and Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, Oct 15, 2021 in Plymouth, North Carolina after a short illness.

She was born November 1, 1923 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, to Andrew and Elizabeth Jorney.

Ann graduated from Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio in 1941, and married Ray Bell of Alliance in 1947. She received her B.S. in Nursing from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio in 1951. Ann and Ray spent 13 years working as missionaries in Brazil.

Ann spent many years in Española, NM, where she worked as a school nurse at McCurdy School and as a maternity nurse at the Espanola Hospital. She also lived in Santa Rosa, NM and Clovis, NM, where she was active in local United Methodist Churches where Ray served as pastor.

While in Española, Ann loved to garden and often shared her vegetables with family and friends. She loved spending time with her family, and was active in the Santa Cruz, Alcalde, and Velarde United Methodist Churches.

Ann is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Bell Santos of Jamesville, NC, and her sons: Timothy (Doris) Bell of Los Alamos; Michael (Marlene) Bell of Kent, Washington; Charles (Sarah) Bell of McKinney, Texas; and Paul (Diane) Bell of Santa Fe, NM. She also is survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Ray Bell preceded her in death.

A private interment service for the family will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Memorial contributions can be made to McCurdy Ministries Community Center, 362A S. McCurdy Rd, Española, NM 87532.

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