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Betty Elaine Bell Bailey

January 18, 1926 — August 13, 2018

Betty Elaine Bell Bailey

Betty Bell, 92, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, at the Powell Valley Care Center.  She was born January 18, 1926 in Jamaica, Iowa to Roy and Ada Hay.

Betty moved to Powell in her early 20s, and met Rush Bell.  They married on January 29, 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Powell.  They were blessed with four children, and unfortunately Rush passed away at the early age of 49.  She was a stay at home mom and helped with driving the school bus, as well as beet trucks.  She worked for Dr. Deiss and various businesses.  She was a lifetime member of the American Legion, and enjoyed the Birthday Club that she was in.  She married Jack Bailey later in life. 

She treasured her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as the cow candy dish was always full of peanut M&Ms.  She was also known for her lead foot, but never seemed to get a ticket.

Betty is survived by her children, Vicki (Dick) Wallace, Debbie (Roger) Brewer, RD (Lyn) Bell, and TJ (Bobbie) Bell; her grandchildren, Jason (Brenda) Wallace, Justin Wallace, Effie (Glen) Christiansen, Ole (Sarabeth) Kluksdahl, Sarah (Art) Swanstrom, Adam (Tara) Sikich, Jessica Bell, Kristy (Rob) Patterson, Travis (Nikki) Bell, Dustin (Meghan) Bell; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rush Bell; brothers, Richard and Bob; and sister, Barbara.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 17, 2018, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell at 10:00 a.m.  Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be sent to Rocky Mountain Manor, 140 North Cheyenne, Powell, WY  82435.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at or PO Box 807, Powell, WY 82435.


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