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Marjorie Ann Darr Bell
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1920
Weleetka
Okfuskee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2001
Anchorage
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA

A note of appreciation to Chuck Crabaugh for the transfer of Marjorie's memorial.

Marjorie was the daughter of William F. & Anna M. (maiden name unknown) Darr. Her father was born in TX & her mother in MO. Her siblings were Louise, William, & Mary. In 1920 her father was the proprietor of a grocery store in Weleetka, OK, where the family lived.

She married Bailey Everett Bell, Jr. They didn't have any children.

Marjorie died in Anchorage on April 23, 2001. Her obituary is the following:

Marjorie Darr Bell, 80
Longtime Anchorage resident MARJORIE DARR BELL , 80, died at home of natural causes April 23, 2001.

An open house celebration of life will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Chester Park, 2020 Muldoon Road. Her ashes will be inurned next to her husband's in the Elks Garden of Angelus Memorial Park.

Mrs. Bell was born July 31, 1920, in Weleetka, Okla.

She received her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1966, and was admitted to the Alaska Bar in October 1968.

Mrs. Bell came to Alaska in 1948 and worked as a legal secretary until 1962, when she went to California to attend law school. After passing the California bar exam, she returned to Anchorage and worked as a legal secretary for Harold Butcher while she studied for the Alaska bar exam. Mrs. Bell also worked briefly for the federal court system as Judge Plummer's law clerk.

In August 1969, she joined the Alaska Court System as a law clerk for the superior court judges. Mrs. Bell was one of only two law clerks for all the Superior Court judges. She was appointed as probate master in September 1972. She served as probate master until retiring in April 1983.

Mrs. Bell was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Soroptimist International of Anchorage, the California Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association, Pioneers of Alaska and Anchorage Senior Center.

She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and traveling.

Her family said: "Although Margie lived in Alaska and we lived in Oklahoma, she was well-loved by her family and friends here as well as in Alaska."

Mrs. Bell is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, William S. and Jayne Darr of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Mary Jane Darr of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bailey E. Bell; and two sisters, Doris and Louise.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Rose Kapingen Foundation (scholarship fund of Soroptimist International of Anchorage), P.O. Box 244313, Anchorage 99524-4313; or to the Anchorage Opera, 1507 Spar Ave., Anchorage 99501.

Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Source: Anchorage Daily News (AK) - Sunday, April 29, 2001
Provided by Kristi Powell - RAOGK Volunteer
 
 
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  Bailey E. Bell (1914 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Angelus Memorial Park
Anchorage
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA
Plot: Lot 289, Space 2, Elks Garden
 
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: Chuck Crabaugh
Record added: Sep 13, 2007
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Marjorie Ann <i>Darr</i> Bell
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