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    All: I regret to share with you that Joe Bell’s (WD8USA) mother passed away Monday June 2nd. Please remember Joe, Kathy and the kids in your thoughts and
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 3, 2008
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      All:

      I regret to share with you that Joe Bell’s (WD8USA) mother passed away
      Monday June 2nd.

      Please remember Joe, Kathy and the kids in your thoughts and your prayers
      during
      This time of their loss and grief.

      Joe's Email Address is:
      wd8usa@...

      I am providing the text from the obituary below:

      Sally Grace Young Bell

      Born: September 01, 1921

      Died: June 02, 2008

      Services: The service for Sally will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the
      Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford, MI, with Pastor Richard Riley of the
      Rockford United Methodist Church officiating.

      Visitation: Friends may meet with Sally’s family from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9
      p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

      Sally Grace Bell, age 86, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2008 at Clark
      Retirement Community, her second home after being a long-time Rockford, MI
      resident. Sally Grace was born in Canton, Madison County, Mississippi on
      September 1, 1921, daughter of Stanley Gaylord Young and Hattie Emma Denson.
      She grew up on the family farm four miles from town before the era of
      tractors and technology. In those depression era years, a full bale of
      cotton yield meant prosperity and the ability to afford the essentials
      including shoes and a new dress for school plus a few extra quarters set
      aside for emergencies. Sally’s life was enriched by many close relationships
      from her extended family during her youth; she had continued to maintain
      connection with many cousins through the years by frequent correspondence.
      Sally graduated from Canton High School in 1940, earning a special
      recognition award for never having missed a single day of school during her
      school career. She celebrated her fiftieth high school reunion in 1990, to
      the delight of her family and alumni friends. Miss Young came to Michigan in
      1940 where she began work in the mailroom at Wolverine Shoe Company in
      Rockford, Michigan, later becoming a bookkeeper in the sales division. After
      her retirement in 1953, she continued to manage the books at several local
      businesses. Robert G. Bell and Sally Grace Young were united in marriage on
      February 11, 1950, at the First United Methodist Church in Rockford. Mr.
      Bell was a manufacturer’s representative, in partnership with Bell &
      Schrotenboer at the time of retirement. During her children’s youth, she was
      a 4-H leader, band parent, and interested in her children’s school careers.
      A 50-year member of the Rockford United Methodist Church, she had served as
      past board member and enjoyed membership in several women’s circles. Sally
      loved her flower garden, arts and crafts, and treasured her southern
      heritage and tradition. She loved to travel with her husband and had visited
      many foreign countries, as well as many points of interest in the USA. Bob
      and Sally wintered in Pompano Beach, FL where they enjoyed participation as
      owners in the harness racing business in which their favorite “Mainstreet”
      was a special joy. After her husband’s death, Sally pursued her dream of
      dancing by taking ballroom lessons, doing a mean tango at age 72. Sally
      Grace Young Bell was predeceased by her husband, Robert on September 10,
      1992, and her parents, Stanley G. Young and Hattie Emma (Denson) Young, and
      very special friends, Joseph Bonello, and Ray Wayno. Survivors include her
      son, Joseph and Kathleen (Ure) Bell; daughter and her husband, Charles and
      Roberta Bell Wolfe; four grandchildren, Kathryn E. Wolfe and her fiancé,
      Aaron Norris, Robert V. Wolfe, Elizabeth G. Bell, and Jennifer A. Bell;
      sister, Mrs. Emma Jean Bowman; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Interment
      will be in Cannonsburg Cemetery.

      The web site for the obituary at the funeral home is:
      http://www.funeralquestions.com/obits/pederson/memorial.asp?listing_id=10887
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      There is an option to send condolences to Joe and his family and to sign the
      guest book.

      May God grant peace to her memory, comfort to her family, and grace to us
      all as we seek to live faithful lives.

      Thank You for your support
      Jeffrey Nawrot
      RACES Coordinator
      Kent County, Michigan

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      Jeffrey Nawrot N8JSN
      Kent County RACES Coordinator | Kent County SAR Director
      Office: 616-827-7601 | www.kcraces.net | www.kentcountysar.org
      Cell: 616-723-0917 | jnawrot@...

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    • Hank Greeb
      With condolences to Joe Bell, WD8USA and his family, I forward the following from m-Live.com. The url for the obituary, which is in the Tuesday edition of the
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 3, 2008
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        With condolences to Joe Bell, WD8USA and his family, I forward the
        following from m-Live.com.

        The url for the obituary, which is in the Tuesday edition of the Grand
        Rapids Press is

        http://tinyurl.com/6npp7e

        Sally Grace Bell, age 86, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2008 at Clark
        Retirement Community, her second home after being a long-time Rockford,
        MI resident. Sally Grace was born in Canton, Madison County, Mississippi
        on September 1, 1921, daughter of Stanley Gaylord Young and Hattie Emma
        Denson. She grew up on the family farm four miles from town before the
        era of tractors and technology. In those depression era years, a full
        bale of cotton yield meant prosperity and the ability to afford the
        essentials including shoes and a new dress for school plus a few extra
        quarters set aside for emergencies. Sally's life was enriched by many
        close relationships from her extended family during her youth; she had
        continued to maintain connection with many cousins through the years by
        frequent correspondence. Sally graduated from Canton High School in
        1940, earning a special recognition award for never having missed a
        single day of school during her school career. She celebrated her
        fiftieth high school reunion in 1990, to the delight of her family and
        alumni friends. Miss Young came to Michigan in 1940 where she began work
        in the mailroom at Wolverine Shoe Company in Rockford, Michigan, later
        becoming a bookkeeper in the sales division. After her retirement in
        1953, she continued to manage the books at several local businesses.
        Robert G. Bell and Sally Grace Young were united in marriage on February
        11, 1950, at the First United Methodist Church in Rockford. Mr. Bell was
        a manufacturer's representative, in partnership with Bell & Schrotenboer
        at the time of retirement. During her children's youth, she was a 4-H
        leader, band parent, and interested in her children's school careers. A
        50-year member of the Rockford United Methodist Church, she had served
        as past board member and enjoyed membership in several women's circles.
        Sally loved her flower garden, arts and crafts, and treasured her
        southern heritage and tradition. She loved to travel with her husband
        and had visited many foreign countries, as well as many points of
        interest in the USA. Bob and Sally wintered in Pompano Beach, FL where
        they enjoyed participation as owners in the harness racing business in
        which their favorite "Mainstreet" was a special joy. After her husband's
        death, Sally pursued her dream of dancing by taking ballroom lessons,
        doing a mean tango at age 72. Sally Grace Young Bell was predeceased by
        her husband, Robert on September 10, 1992, and her parents, Stanley G.
        Young and Hattie Emma (Denson) Young, and very special friends, Joseph
        Bonello, and Ray Wayno. Survivors include her son, Joseph and Kathleen
        (Ure) Bell; daughter and her husband, Charles and Roberta Bell Wolfe;
        four grandchildren, Kathryn E. Wolfe and her fiancé, Aaron Norris,
        Robert V. Wolfe, Elizabeth G. Bell, and Jennifer A. Bell; sister, Mrs.
        Emma Jean Bowman; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. The service for
        Sally will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home in
        Rockford, MI, with Pastor Richard Riley of the Rockford United Methodist
        Church officiating. Interment will be in Cannonsburg Cemetery. The
        family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider the Rockford United
        Methodist Church or Faith Hospice. Friends may meet with Sally's family
        from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The
        Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com


        An interactive map for the Pderson Funeral Home is at

        http://tinyurl.com/6h4xho
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