Marion Blanche Bell
Marion Blanche Bell, 76 was called home to Glory on September 3, 2018. Her glorious life began on July 2, 1942 in Kingsville, Texas. The dash between July 2, 1942 and September 3, 2018 was filled with more love, joy, compassion and drive than you could shake a stick at. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a daughter. She worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center for 22 years and worked for numerous contractors. She loved working at NASA and was honored and awarded with a Silver Snoopy Award. She enjoyed dancing, golfing, cooking and baking, and traveling with her friends and family. She rarely met a stranger. Her travels took her to several states, Europe and to the Holy Land with her church where she was re-baptized in the Jordan River. She led a bible study group at her church, as well as serving as an usher and a greeter. She was a head cheerleader at Kinder High School in Louisiana, and continued to meet with her graduating classmen regularly. That cheerleading spirit was evident when she cheered for her grandson Nicholas at his baseball games. Marion learned to play golf after the age of 60. She was the WGA President for 2 years, the events Chairman for Country Place for 2 years, and the Choir President for 5 years. She sang in the church choir, starred in a local play, and performed in numerous productions while living at Country Place. She touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met, and was loved and adored by so many friends and family members. Marion’s parents were Elizabethe and Leon Richards, and she is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law Sylvia and Whitey Bahr and Doris and Roy Lambert, brothers and sisters-in-law John and Debbie, Bobby and Karen, and Thomas Richards, her husband of 34 years Lynn Bell, sons Lynn Jr., Mike, and Randy Bell, daughters Jayne Look, Jennifer Reed, and Jill Johnston, son-in-law Gene Johnston, her most beloved grandson Nicholas Johnston, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is loved and adored by so many and her joyful spirit, her smile, and her can-do attitude will be missed.
A Celebration of Life Memorial is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Country Place Carriage House, 3119 Flower Field Lane in Pearland, Texas from 1pm-3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Peace Church Scholarship Fund.