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Glen E. Bell

October 11, 1940 - November 12, 2007

U.S. Veteran

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to:

Cystic Fibrosis Research
Rebecca R.N. Donaho Memorial
c/o 8/40 Salon #337 of the American Legion Auxilliary
480 Main Street
Lebanon, Oregon 97355

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Glen Earl “Buck” Bell, age 67, of Sweet Home passed away at his home Monday. He was born at home in Connersville, Indiana to Liness and Josephine Faye (Geisendorff) Bell-Foisey.

Glen lived in Connersville Indiana until 1957, moving to La Mesa California until 1958. He was in the US Navy from 1958 until 1981 and was on many US Navy Ships stationed in San Diego, Long Beach, Vallejo, and Port Chicago, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Yokosuka, Japan; and Orlando, Florida. He retired off the USS Shasta in Oakland, California October 30, 1981.

After he retired from the Navy, he worked with Willamette Valley Rehab running the saw room with 30 disabled adults until his illness. He was a 100% VA Disabled Veteran, retired as (E7) Chief Petty Officer with 24 years service. He was a 28-year member of the America Legion – Lebanon Post 51, VFW Post # 3437- Sweet Home and AM Vets Post 13 in Sweet Home, Oregon.

He liked to hunt, fish, do leather work, woodwork and “gold panning.” He helped build the altar furnishings of Albany First Assembly of God Church with his father-in-law Roderick Craven.

Glen is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharron Diann Craven-Bell, of Sweet Home; sister, Juanita L. Watkins, and brother-in-law, Terrance R. Watkins, of Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law, Karron Harries, of Albany; mother-in-law, Maxine Craven, of Albany; nieces and nephews, Donita Duncklee of North Pole, Alaska, Teresa McKinnon of Bartelsville, Oklahoma, Timothy Watkins of Liberty, Missouri, Chere Freeman of Warsaw, Missouri, Walter Glen Watkins of Overland Park, Kansas, Holly G. Harries of Albany, Denise Gardner of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Jodee Ann Divelbless of Lebanon, Amy S. Welling of Albany; step-mother, Mable Bell Bohmier of Indianapolis, Indiana; 26 great nieces and nephews; and one great great nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, Liness Bell; mother, Josephine Geisendorff-Bell-Foisey; brother, Walter Merle Bell; and great great nephew, Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to:

Cystic Fibrosis Research
Rebecca R.N. Donaho Memorial
c/o 8/40 Salon #337 of the American Legion Auxilliary
480 Main Street
Lebanon, Oregon 97355

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.