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Obituary for DeVere Dean Bell

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DeVere Dean Bell

August 21, 1927 - December 30, 2011

DeVere Dean BellDeVere Dean Bell, age 84, passed away December 30, 2011 peacefully surrounded by his family.He was born August 21, 1927 in Malad Idaho, the son of William Arvel and Mary Alberta Jones Bell. He was reared and educated in Malad, Idaho and Ogden, Utah, graduating from Ogden High School. He served in the US Navy during World War II and upon returning he married Mary Beverly Fredrickson in Ogden Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 29, 1964.DeVere was a member of the South Ogden first ward, served as Bishop of the ward and also a counselor in the bishopric.He is survived by seven children, Kenneth (Ingrid) Bell, Lehi; Glen (Sandra) Bell, Ogden; Lee (Ed) Hofeling, Tooele; Dee (Cherry) Bell, Missouri; Bill (Jeannie) Bell, Mapleton; Irene (Doug) Evans, West Point; Mary (Clark) Mackay, Taylorsville; 32 Grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly, brother Arvel Bell, and Sister Ileen Henderson.A viewing will be held Tuesday Jan 3, 2012 from 6pm-8pm, and one hour prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th street, Ogden Utah.Graveside services will be Wednesday Jan 4, 2012 at 11:00 am, at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Time: 11:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: August 21, 1927
Died: December 30, 2011

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Janelle Laemmlen posted on 1/11/12

I had the privilege of being one of DeVere's nurses before he passed. I didn't know him well, but I knew there was something special about him. The opportunity to be with him during the last few days of his life was a very touching experience for me. I wish his family well, and offer my condolences.


Bill Nielsen posted on 1/6/12

I and my family lived in the same ward as Bishop Bell. I just wanted his family to know that he truly loved the Lord and was a great insparation to me and my wife. He loved us. May the Lord bless you in your time of loss. -The Nielsen Family


laura DePriest posted on 1/4/12

I know his family (Brian Dee's) in Harrison County, Missouri. They are so wonderful and contribute so much to our church and community here. I can see his sweetness and strength in his picture. May God bless and comfort you all.


Shirley Tucker Hansen posted on 1/3/12

Hi Ken, Lee, and Dee and all you kids! I was saddened to hear of your fathers death. May the spirit of the Lord be with and bless and comfort all of you. I was excited to see that he served as a bishop during his time on earth. He was undoubtly a great bishop! If I remember right he wasn't that active when we were kids. He was a very nice man though I remember that. He was quiet but very kind. I hope you are all well, and that you will be blessed in your grieving process. You are all orphaned now, just like me, its hard stuff. I've never gotten over that, I miss my parents a lot, especially mom. You have a great legacy to hold onto. What great comfort we get to realize we shall see them again, IF we live worthy. Take care everyone, and God Bless and comfort all of you. Sincerely, Shirley TUCKER Hansen


Theron Stoker posted on 1/3/12

Irene,Warm wishes of peace and comfort as you adjust to your father's passing. If he is anything like you, he must be a wonderful man.My best to you,Theron