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Obituary: Gwen Pickett Bell

Gwen Pickett Bell 1933 ~ 2005 After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Gwen Pickett Bell returned home to her loving Heavenly Father on the morning of November 21, 2005. Gwen was born in Providence, Utah, on May 14, 1933, to Ross and Mae Alder Pickett. Gwen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lincoln Bell, and her children Bryan (Nancy), James (Stacy), Daniel (Marilyn), and Marcene (Kevin). She also is survived by 17 grandchildren who she loved with all her heart and soul; Ian, Dezi, Michonn, Danielle, Nico, Luke, Collin, Taylor Anne, Torin, Jordan, Paige, Tate, Logan, Marnae, Seve, Aubrey, and Koby. Gwen is survived by her sister Maurine (Venal) Jones and brother Farrell (Gayle) Pickett. She is preceded in death by her sister Julia Campbell, a daughter Patricia Ann, and a granddaughter Tatiana Nicole. Gwen was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the Lord and served in many callings during her lifetime. She loved the Bountiful 29th Ward (Bountiful Hills Ward) and the many friends she made there. Her greatest calling and the one she loved the most was that of wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. One of the many events that she truly enjoyed was her 50th wedding anniversary to Lincoln. Gwen felt greatly blessed to have a second daughter come from heaven to bless her life. Marcene was a constant helpmate and provided angelic care to mom and dad. Marcene's brothers greatly appreciate the time, care and love Marcie has given mom and dad. Gwen spent many years in the banking industry and loved her time working at Utah Bank & Trust with many close friends. Gwen developed many talents during her life including sewing, stamping, knitting, crocheting, scrap booking and cooking. Gwen was an intelligent women who loved to learn. She was constantly reading books of all sorts trying to get an understanding of the world in which she lived. Gwen had a great desire to improve herself. Family gatherings were also events that brought her great joy. These could be for any purpose as long as the family was gathered around her. These gatherings brought the "cousins" together to enjoy grandma's home and love. Special thanks to the staff and doctors at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for there loving care during these past few months. There kindness and carrying gave Gwen and her family great peace during this difficult time. Services will be Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 12 noon, at the Bountiful Hills Ward LDS Chapel, 1190 East Bountiful Hills Drive, Bountiful, Utah. Family and friends may call Tuesday, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary - 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah and Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 at the church. Internment, Bountiful City Cemetery.