Fred E. Bell, 84, of Ammon, Idaho, passed away March 21, 2020, at his daughter’s home. He was under the care of Alliance Hospice.
Fred was born November 19, 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Philip William Bell and Erma Doris Perry Bell. He grew up and attended schools in La Grande and Ontario, Oregon. He graduated from the College of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.
In January 1978, he was sealed to Marjorie Carol Bell in the Oakland California Temple. Fred and Carol made their home in Rainier, Oregon, where Fred worked as a band and music teacher for the Rainier Oregon schools. He also owned an A&W franchise, owned and operated Fred Bell Photography, and was a home builder and drafter.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Bishop, High Councilman and Stake Music Chairman. He enjoyed woodworking, music, cooking, and being a loving father and grandfather.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Carol Bell of Ammon, ID; son, James Brian (Lois) Bell of Clatskanie, OR; son, Eric Walter Bell of Boise, ID; daughter, Kari Lynnette Higley of Ammon, ID; son, John Philip (Alison) Bell of Eugene, OR; sister, Audrey (Dave) Bean of Meridian, ID; 19 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dick and Wayne Bell; and a sister, Marita Cuthbert.
Private family services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road, with Bishop Mark Marlowe officiating. Services will be broadcast live to the general public to this page (see above). Burial will be in the Iona Cemetery.
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