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Maj Thomas Eugene Bell

Maj Thomas Eugene Bell

Birth
Vail, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
Death 18 Oct 2012 (aged 81)
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 99222791 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: P Barela
  • Added: 19 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99222791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Thomas Eugene Bell (5 Dec 1930–18 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99222791, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by P Barela (contributor 46573401) .