THE SENTINEL                                         Wednesady  July 30, 1997

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CLARICE B. (SARGENT) BELL

  KALISPELL - Clarice Bernice (Sargent) Bell, 77, a former Hi-Line resident, died of natural causes Friday, July 18, 1997, in the Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell.

  She was born in Chinook on March 2, 1920, the ninth of 11 children to Clarence and Mary Sargent. Her father operated a coal mine and attended school in Chinook, graduating from Chinook High School. She spent the last two years training as a beautician.

  She spent her summers babysitting her brother's children.

  She met and married Wes Bell in 1939 in Kalispell. They eventually had three boys.

  The Bells moved to the Chinook area and Wes worked for Clarice's father at the mine. He then began to work for the highway department ou of Nyack.

  In 1958, the family moved to Evergreen when Wes took a job with the aluminum company. She worked as a beautician, even though she did not open a shop in their home until their children entered high school.

  After Wes retired, the couple traveled to Canada a few times and made two trips to Alaska.

  After selling their home on Flathead River, the couple lived briefly with their sons until entering the Immanuel Lutheran Home.

  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

  She was preceeded in death her parents, one sister, Bertha Cox; and eight brothers, Van, Lauren, Charles, Gaylord, Richard, Floyd, Kenneth and Victor Sargent.

  She is survived by her husband, Wess, Kalispell; three sons, Mark, Cody, Wyo., Britt, Spokane, Wash., and Tom Bell, Kalispell; a sister, Alice Fox, Havre; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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THE HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                   Friday  July 25, 1997  .....................

CLARICE B. (SARGENT) BELL

  KALISPELL - Clarice Bernice (Sargent) Bell, 77, a former Hi-Line resident, died of natural causes Friday, July 18, 1997, in the Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell.

  Private family burial was made in the Glacier Memorial Gardens. Memorial services were held July 20 in the Immanuel Lutheran Home hapel with Rev. Dennis Jingst officiating.

  She was born in Chinook on March 2, 1920, the ninth of 11 children to Clarence and Mary Sargent. Her father operated a coal mine and attended school in Chinook, graduating from Chinook High School. She spent the last two years training as a beautician.

  She spent her summers babysitting her brother's children.

  She met and married Wes Bell in 1939 in Kalispell. They eventually had three boys.

  The Bells moved to the Chinook area and Wes worked for Clarice's father at the mine. He then began to work for the highway department ou of Nyack.

  In 1958, the family moved to Evergreen when Wes took a job with the aluminum company. She worked as a beautician, even though she did not open a shop in their home until their children entered high school.

  After Wes retired, the couple traveled to Canada a few times and made two trips to Alaska.

  After selling their home on Flathead River, the couple lived briefly with their sons until entering the Immanuel Lutheran Home.

  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

  She was preceeded in death her parents, one sister, Bertha Cox; and eight brothers, Van, Lauren, Charles, Gaylord, Richard, Floyd, Kenneth and Victor Sargent.

  She is survived by her husband, Wess, Kalispell; three sons, Mark, Cody, Wyo., Britt, Spokane, Wash., and Tom Bell, Kalispell; a sister, Alice Fox, Havre; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Mortuary.

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