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James Park Bell
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1931
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 2005
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Anchorage Daily News December 3, 2005
Former Alaska resident James Park Bell, 74, died Dec. 1, 2005, in Boise, Idaho, of natural causes. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at First United Presbyterian Church in Nampa, Idaho. Mr. Bell was born March 2, 1931, in Caldwell, Idaho, to Lester Jay and Frances Adeline Bell. He was a 1949 graduate of Boise High School. He attended Boise Junior College before marrying Lee Zook in 1953. Soon after, Mr. Bell joined the National Guard and moved to Anchorage for duty. He and Lee lived in Anchorage for 22 years. He worked for the city of Anchorage as a utility plant account director in the early 1960s, later advancing to director of finance. In 1968, Mr. Bell co-founded two real estate businesses in Anchorage, Totem Realty and Aleutian Realty. In 1976, he retired from active employment and moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where they lived for five years. They then moved to Boise. In 1987, Lee died, and in 1988, Mr. Bell married Nancy Lavon Weymouth. They enjoyed traveling, golfing, gardening and visiting with family. Both enjoyed working together in the real estate business. Mr. Bell later changed careers again and started Universal Mortgage Brokers, then retired again in 1995. He was a member of the Lions Club and First United Presbyterian Church. He was well read, loved jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and had a gift for writing, his family said. "In addition to being a very honest man and having a mischievous sense of humor, Jim's greatest attribute was his incredible tenacity and will to live," his family said. "He was lovingly called 'Bepaw' by his grandchildren and will be so missed by his family and many friends he met along the way." Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Nampa; two sons, two daughters, one stepson, one stepdaughter, two sisters, 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackson and Theodore. Arrangements were by Cloverdale Funeral Home.
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  Fanny Lee Zook Bell (1931 - 1987)*
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Cloverdale Memorial Park
Ada County
Idaho, USA
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Record added: Sep 19, 2012
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James Park Bell
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