James Harl Bell “Sandy,” 71, a three-generation native of Dexter, NM, passed away at his home in the arms of his brother-in-law, Thomas Aston on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for James’ family at www.andersonbethany.com.Services: In honor of James’ wishes, there will be no services at this time.
On September 14, 1947, James was born to Johnnie and Vatis Bell in Dexter, NM. Upon graduating high school, he attended college and received a Bachelor’s Degree in education. James married his soulmate, Helena Elaine Aston on May 28, 1966, in Dexter, NM. Prior to retirement, he worked as a teacher. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.Survivors: Those left to cherish James memory are his wife, H. Elaine Bell; grandsons, Nickolas and Blaine Bell; two sisters, Connie (Mark) Gower, Marsha Dawn Bell; brother, Wiley (Mary) Bell; mother-in-law, Helen Aston; daughter-in-law, Michelle Martinez Bell; sisters-in-law, Pam DeWitt, Linda (JD) Roberts; brother-in-law, Tom (Brenda) Aston; many wonderful nieces and nephews; lots of close friends and colleagues; and many other family members and friends.
Preceded: Preceding James in death were his son, Loman Trevor Bell; and parents, Johnnie and Vatis Bell.