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Charles Cecil Bell
June 11, 1933 ~ November 8, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Cecil was born in Hamilton, Missouri on June 11, 1933 to Myrtle and Frank Bell. The family moved to Colorado in the spring of 1936 due to his father’s health. They lived on a farm west of Platteville with his grandparents. In 1942 they moved to a small farm north of Hudson, Colorado. Cecil went to school at Keenesburg and graduated in 1951.He was drafted into the army in July, 1953. He trained as a communication chief and was sent to Korea in December. He served there until he was discharged in June, 1955. He married Shirley Gabel on January 21, 1956. Four children were born to this couple who were married for 66 years. Theresa Tucker (Tim) of Smiths Falls, Canada, Mark of Fort Lupton, Kristine Gronquist (Bob) of Greely and Maureen Medved (Tim) of Littleton. Cecil had three grandchildren Jeremiah Tucker (Oui) of Longmont, Nicholas Medved (Krysta) of Parker, Abigail Medved of Littleton and one great granddaughter Lily Tucker of Longmont. Cecil and Shirley bought their farm in 1965 and operated a dairy until 1983 then sold the dairy and raised registered Gelbviech bulls until Cecil retired in 2003. Cecil served on the District 8 school board for 12 years. He enjoyed going to Blackhawk, playing computer games, doing jigsaw puzzles and watching the Broncos, Rockies and Nugget games. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters baby Elizabeth, Doris and Dorothy and his brother Jim. He is survived by his wife Shirley, 3 brothers Don (Norma) of Brighton, Bob (Anita) of Hudson and Floyd (Chris) of Germany, 1 sister Charlotte Smith (Don) and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Cecil will be held on Friday, November 18th, 2:00 PM at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, 75 S 13th Avenue, Brighton.
Special thanks to the people of TRU CommunityCare Hospice who took such good care of Cecil in his last days.