|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1926|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2011|
Charles Allen Bell, 84, was born to Willis Milton Boutwell Bell and Sarah Ellinor Teasdale on December 20, 1926 in Los Angeles, California.
After a long life filled with service, he passed away on February 12, 2011. His wonderful sense of humor and infectious smile will be missed by all who know and love him.
Charlie spent most of his boyhood years in Southern California, where he met the love of his life, Darlyne Cosby. They were married on January 31, 1948 and sealed for time and all eternity with their three children in the Los Angles Temple on June 19, 1976.
Charlie served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He later worked for Rockwell International as an electronic engineer while living in Anaheim, California. Family and friends congregated at the Bell home over the years for barbeques and trips to Disneyland.
Charlie's generous and comical nature made it a place filled with love, acceptance, and laughter for all who came to stay. Charlie's great sense of adventure led him to get his pilot's license and anyone who flew with him can attest to a state of fear that was induced on more than one occasion by his flying pranks. After retiring and moving to 150 North 835 East in Lindon, Utah, he faithfully attended almost every BYU football game.
Charlie will be remembered for his kindness and for the evident concern he displayed toward those less fortunate than himself. He deeply loved his family and was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He loved to attend the events of his six grandchildren and talk about their accomplishments, reveling in their successes.
Charlie served diligently in many auxiliaries of the church over the years. He and his wife Darlyne were examples of missionary work in action; they brought many people to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout their years together. Charlie and Darlyne served a mission on Temple Square from November 1994 to January 1996. This calling brought them immense joy.
Charlie is survived by his two sons, Roger and Robbie; his daughters-in-law Liz and Gina; his son-in-law Karl Pittman; his six wonderful grandchildren Kaylie, Evan, Matthew, Brennan, Haylee, and Trevor; along with nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Darlyne and his beloved daughter Diane.
There will be a viewing hled on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, UT. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 325 Canal Drive, Lindon, UT. An additional viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on February 17, 2011 prior to the memorial service.
Published in the Deseret News on February 16, 2011.
Darlyne Cosby Bell (1928 - 2000)
Diane Marie Bell Pittman (1955 - 1996)*
Orem City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65702351