Brent Jack Bell

26 Jul 1935 - 16 Nov 2003


Brent Jack Bell

26 Jul 1935 - 16 Nov 2003
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Brent Jack Bell, 68, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at his home. He was born in Rexburg, July 26, 1935, to Stella Jacques Bell and Lamont Dudley Bell. He graduated from Madison High School in 1953. During high school, he worked for Jerry Garvin at the IdaMont Hotel, and on his ranch, where
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Brent Jack Bell

Married: 20 Apr 1956

Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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Brent Jack Bell

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Brent Jack Bell, 68, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at his home. He was born in Rexburg, July 26, 1935, to Stella Jacques Bell and Lamont Dudley Bell. He graduated from Madison High School in 1953. During high school, he worked for Jerry Garvin at the IdaMont Hotel, and on his ranch, where he first started working with registered Aberdeen Angus cattle, from which he gained his love of ranching. Brent married Karen Jensen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple April 20, 1956. They lived in Rexburg for four years and in Hibbard for 43 years, and had celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this year. They are the parents of six children. Brent attended Ricks College, where he studied in the agriculture program, and was in the last junior class of 1956. Brent has been the owner of Bell Builders Supply since 1973. His brother, Sherrill, had founded the business in 1957, and when Sherrill and his wife Lillian were killed in an automobile accident, Brent and Karen had to decide to keep the business going. The death of his brother and sister-in-law deeply affected Brent, as he and Sherrill had been close all of their lives. It was a tragedy from which he never seemed to recover. Brent has also been a rancher since his marriage, raising registered Aberdeen Angus cattle and registered quarter horses, which he loved, and involved his whole family in. Through his hard work in this, he was awarded the Idaho Grassman of the Year Award. Brent was active in the community, serving on the Madison Memorial Hospital Board for three years, and on the Madison County Fair Board for two years. He also served as the director and vice-president of the Fremont-Madison Cattlemen's Association. He has served as a director of the Kiwanis Club, and was a member of the Rexburg Rotary Club where he served as director and president. Brent was also a member of the Ricks College Booster Club. He received the Rexburg JayCees Service Award and the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce Service Award. Brent served as the county chairman of the Democratic party and as state committeeman for 15 years, and as the Democratic Legislative District Chairman for Fremont-Madison for two years. He received the Outstanding Democrat Award by the Idaho state Democratic Party in Boise, at the Jefferson-Jackson Banquet March 11, 1995, and the Honorary Bonneville County Democrat Award at the Harry Truman Banquet May 6, 2000. Brent also served on the state of Idaho Brand Board for five years, the Idaho Department of Employment Advisory Council for 10 years, the Idaho Water Resources Board for three years, and as deputy of the Saurey-Sommers Canal. He also served with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for Harriman State Park. An active member of the LDS Church, Brent served as first counselor and second counselor in the Hibbard LDS Ward bishopric for 15 years with Bishop Hugh Parker and Bishop Jack Sommer. He was bishop of the Ricks College 28th LDS Ward for five years, and served on the Rexburg North LDS Stake high council for eight years. He also served twice as the Young Men's president, Elders Quorum president of both the Hibbard and Plano LDS wards at the same time, and as the high priest group leader. Brent also served as a teacher in the Primary and Sunday School, and as a Scout master. He taught the temple preparation class several times. He always enjoyed his calling as a home teacher, and he was currently serving in the Hibbard LDS 4th Ward as ward clerk with Bishop Kevin Willmore. Brent loved to travel, and with his wife has been to the Caribbean, twice to Jamaica and to Bermuda, Santa Domingo and Costa Rica. They have been across the United States and to Mexico several times, once with their sons, Bryant and Brett, where they went to the Yucatan Peninsula. They were able to go to Italy with their niece, Paula, and her husband, Varr Snedaker, and twice to Hawaii, once with their son Shayne. Brent and Karen also went on a cruise to Alaska with their son, Bryant, and to England and Switzerland with Bryant and their daughter, Sharla. With his son, Shayne, Brent traveled to Brazil and he took his grandson, Justin, to Aruba. Brent also loved participating in the Dodge National Finals Rodeo where he sponsored the saddle bronc riding for several years. He loved to snowmobile, ride horses, fly fish, go boating and spend time at his cabin in Island Park. He enjoyed watching the Utah Jazz games. He loved to work, especially on his ranch with his horses and cattle, but most of all, he loved his family and the church. Brent is preceded in death by a daughter, Shawna; his parents, and brothers, Sherrill and Lyle Bell. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and children, Shayne Bell of Salt Lake City, Bryant Bell of Sacramento, Calif., Brett (Rima) Bell, Michelle (Blair) Coates and Sharla (Craig) Ashby, all of Rexburg; grandsons, Justin (Shelli) Bell, Chance Bell, Chase Coates, Phillip Coates, Shon Ashby and Ian Ashby; granddaughters, EraLeigh Bell and Timmerie Bell; and great-granddaughters, Brynn and Addyson Bell, all of Rexburg. His grandson Chance is serving a mission in Asuncion, Paraguay. Brent is also survived by his sister, Mary Lee (Edward) Rogan of Des Moines, Iowa; his brother, Garon (Sheryl) Bell of Rexburg and his sister Sandra (Jim) Lund of Aurora, Colorado. A viewing will be held at Flamm Funeral Home today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursday at the Hibbard LDS Chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Rexburg Cemetery. Brent was dearly loved by his family and was respected as a leader in the community. He was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.

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Brent Jack Bell was born on 26 Jul 1935
Brent Jack Bell was 6 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Brent Jack Bell was 20 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Brent Jack Bell was 29 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Brent Jack Bell was 38 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Brent Jack Bell was 46 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Brent Jack Bell was 64 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Brent Jack Bell died on 16 Nov 2003 at the age of 68
Grave record for Brent Jack Bell (26 Jul 1935 - 16 Nov 2003), BillionGraves Record 83030 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States