Manuel P. Bell, 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Thursday, December 31, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lela Bell of the family home; sons, Richard Bell of Belen, NM and Robert Bell and wife, Sandy of Roswell, NM; daughter, Patsy Rich and husband, Don of Bosque Farms, NM; and grandchildren, Kim Bell of Lexington, KY, Dustin Bell of Neosho, MO, Dennis Rich and wife, Yvonne of Capitan, NM, Kelley Bell of Dallas, TX, and Penni Peasley and husband, Gerald of Ft. Worth, TX. He was preceded in death by his two brothers and two sisters. Mr. Bell served in the Army Air Force for six years during the WWII and was stationed in Saipan. He then worked for Sandia Labs. After leaving Sandia Labs, he was in private business as a builder and landlord. He belonged to the Good Sam National Club since 1973. Mr. Bell was active in Republican Party Politics. He was a good husband, father, and provider for his family. Services will be held Monday, January 4, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Winfred Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Dennis Rich, Kelley Bell, Gerald Peasley, Matt Hind, Foy Lee Curry and Foy Dean Curry. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, January 3, 1999, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys Ranch, Belen, NM or the Highland Baptist Church, Memorial Fund, 417 Palomas SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Published on: Sun January 03, 1999