Dr. Bert H. Bell


Birth: November 10th, 1938
Death: July 29th, 2017
Age: 78 years
Residence:Midland
Previous Residence(s):Sanford
College:Boise Bible College -
Survived By: his wife of almost 25 years, Doris (Simpson) Bell; daughters Laurel (Tim) Bell Love, Lynda Bell, and Mort (Susan) Bell; sister Colleen Anderson; step-son Christopher (Mary) Gibson; three granddaughters; and one great granddaughter. Bert was preceded in death by his daughter Leslie L. Shaheen; brothers Bruce Bell, Lynn Evans, and Boyd Evans; sister Patti June Pyatt.

Dr. Bert H. Bell, 78, of Midland, formerly of Sanford, passed away in the early morning hours of July 29, 2017 at home surrounded by family. Bert was born November 10, 1938 in Laramie, Wyoming to Albert H. and Ethel (McMullen) Bell. His father passed away in 1948 making him head of the family at the young age of 10. Bert graduated from Boise Bible College and spent several years preaching in Oregon and Nevada. Returning to school, he eventually received his PhD in Speech and Audiology. He moved to Saginaw in 1973 and became Director of the Speech and Hearing Departments for Saginaw Public Schools. Bert served in that capacity for 35 years until retiring in 2008. His passions were his family, friends, flying his plane, learning new things, and telling funny stories. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

 

He is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, Doris (Simpson) Bell; daughters Laurel (Tim) Bell Love, Lynda Bell, and Mort (Susan) Bell; sister Colleen Anderson; step-son Christopher (Mary) Gibson; three granddaughters; and one great granddaughter. Bert was preceded in death by his daughter Leslie L. Shaheen; brothers Bruce Bell, Lynn Evans, and Boyd Evans; sister Patti June Pyatt.      

 

A celebration of life service will take place at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 West Wheeler Street. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. There will be a reception at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1700 West Sugnet Road, after the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Heartland Hospice, 1426 Straits Drive, Bay City, MI 48706, or V.O.I.C.E. for the Hearing Impaired, 4274 State Street, Saginaw, MI 48603. 



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