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Kathleen E. Bell

April 8, 1924 - July 25, 2014


Kathleen E. Bell passed away in her sleep on the evening of July 25, 2014. She last resided at Tanner Spring Assisted Living in West Linn, Oregon, where she enjoyed excellent care and the company of others.

Kathleen was born in Plentywood, Montana to Grace and Jack Vossen. The family moved to Portland, Oregon when she was a child. Kathleen attended Jefferson high school and a business college then worked as a stenographer for the Federal Government in Portland.

Kathleen married Edmund R. Bell in 1959, and spent many happy years enjoying his companionship while traveling and playing golf until his death in January, 2000.

The couple did not have children, but she was a cherished aunt to the Schieles: Susan, Hap, Kathy, Gretchen and Elizabeth; Stephen Aubin; the Vossens: Dan and Lisa; Mary, Mike, Michelle and Joe; and many step nieces, nephews and greats.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund R. Bell; and siblings, John Vossen, Eleanor Aubin, Elaine Schiele and Howard Vossen.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Adventist Hospice.