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Thomas Eugene Bell
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1930
Vail
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 2012

Thomas Eugene Bell, age 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Born in Vail, IA on December 5, 1930, Tom grew up in Denison, IA and Omaha, NE. Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the Municipal University of Omaha (now the University of Nebraska-Omaha) in 1954 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Tom earned his Master of Arts in Physical Education in 1969 from Sacramento Sate College (now California State University, Sacramento) in 1969. In 1970 Tom retired from the United States Air Force as a major and moved his family to Albuquerque, NM, where he attended the University of New Mexico and taught Special Education for the Albuquerque Public Schools for 24 years, first at Buena Vista School, then at Manzano High School. Along the way, Thomas served as a deacon for Northminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, CA, an elder for Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, and a coach for the Special Olympics. Thomas also volunteered for the St. Andrew's Society of New Mexico, Meals on Wheels and the Martineztown House of Neighborly Service. A long-time runner and sports enthusiast, Tom was a devoted fan of the University of New Mexico Lobos and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. Thomas is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol (Cady) Bell of Albuquerque, his son, John Bell of Sacramento, CA, daughter, Barbara Bell of Albuquerque, daughter-in-law, Sheri Crider, two granddaughters, Erika and Jessica Bell-Crider and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Bell (1887 - 1958)
  Emma Isodean Nelson Bell (1896 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Delpha M Bell Brockelsby (1914 - 1977)*
  Jessie Bell Aylward (1916 - 1979)*
  Erma L. Bell Kern (1918 - 1972)*
  Paul Wesley Bell (1921 - 1967)*
  Wilma E. Bell Jones (1924 - 2001)*
  William L Bell (1925 - 1986)*
  Thomas Eugene Bell (1930 - 2012)
  David Dean Bell (1933 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99222791
Thomas Eugene Bell
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Thomas Eugene Bell
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