2/12/1924 ~ 4/19/2008
On the evening of April 19, 2008, Lincoln Bell slipped peacefully away into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father. Lincoln passed due to complications arising from a series of strokes over the last month. Lincoln was born in Harrisville, Utah on February 12, 1924 to Maud Irene Geisler and Cornelius Bell.
Lincoln was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 52 years, Gwen Pickett Bell. Lincoln Bell is survived by his children Bryan (Nancy), James (Stacy), Daniel (Marilyn) and Marcene. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren whom he loved with all of his heart and soul: Ian, Dezi, Michonn, Nico, Luke, Collin, Torin, Jordan, Tate, Logan, Marnae, Seve, Aubrey, and Koby. Lincoln is preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, sister, Eldora (Smith), a daughter Patricia Ann, and a granddaughter, Tatiana Nicole.
Lincoln was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the Lord and served in many callings during his lifetime. He loved the Bountiful 29th Ward (Bountiful Hills Ward) and the many friends he made there. His greatest callings and the ones he loved the most were husband, dad, and grandpa. He particularly enjoyed family gatherings with his grandchildren.
Lincoln and Gwen were greatly blessed with a second daughter who came from heaven to bless their lives. Marcene has provided angelic care to dad and mom. Marcene's brothers greatly appreciated the time, care and love Marcie gave dad and mom.
Dad served a faithful mission in France from 1947-1950. His children and grandchildren have followed his example by preparing for and serving missions. Mom and dad were sealed in the Logan Temple on May 8, 1953. Their posterity is following in their footsteps.
During World War II Dad served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. After his mission he went on to receive his Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce from Utah State Agricultural College. Once licensed as a CPA, he used his expertise with many companies. He retired from Equity Oil Company at the age of 70.
Dad spent many hours studying to expand his mind and his capabilities; to learn about the world and the wonders of the Lord's creations. He loved the outdoors and shared that love with his family. Other hobbies included computers, preparing his tax return, and his fruit trees.
Special thanks to the medical staff of the Orchard Cove care facility. Words cannot express the deep gratitude felt by Lincoln and his family for the care provided.
Viewings will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and on Wed., April 23, 2008 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Bountiful Hills Ward, 1190 East Bountiful Hills Drive, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com