We were always told that when Mom was born she was less than 5 pounds and she was brought home in a Puss n Boots-boot box. She was then known as “Puss” to her family and siblings-she, the little sister to one older sister, Della, and two brothers, James and Leroy, who also had the nickname Booger, we never learned where that came from. But to all in the family he was just Booger..and he was taken from all of us many years to soon. Mom is the very last of her family. She called for her family in her last days. She would reach for something.. We believe and feel certain it was her sister and brothers hands as they frolicked off to play in the canyons of the Texas panhandle. Mom was a basketball Queen-a star player. A beautiful woman. She married our Dad, Billy Gus Bell, and began a roller coaster ride of a marriage. They had three kids; Billy Dan, Bobby Joe and Lila Ann. All three kids married wonderful spouses who fit into the family like pieces of a puzzle. Mom was a lioness-she would not let anyone say or do anything against her family. Many grand children, great and great-great grands were born. Mom was so proud of ALL her family and she always smiled as she talked about of all of them. A special mention is she always said “we have two “Bell's” to carry on our name”... (you know who you are! No pressure!) Dad passed suddenly one day, but Mom was a survivor and made the decision that if she was going have to be alive without Dad-then she was going to live! And, live she did! With many wonderful companions ...she traveled, saw things, met people, ate wonderful foods, took cruises, danced the evenings away, enjoyed the Senior Center and all their parties and dances, did volunteer work and then one day she was asked by her daughter and son-in-law to move to Casper, Wyoming. Mom never gave up an opportunity to travel-so...upon arriving in Casper, Wyoming, every window of her life had a view of the beautiful Casper Mountain, which became a favorite place of hers. She lived her final years at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Casper, Wyoming. She said that she loved her life there among her many friends, and all the Staff there. Every day was like an adventure. She considered all of them her family. She said “I’m happy here. It is my home. They like me here and I like them. I am safe and I am always taken good care of.” And, she sure was. Wonderful, wonderful care to our Mom was always given with love and never any malice. The Church staff were a jewel of her life as well and she loved them so much. That monster called Covid, crept in and stole Mom from us. We weren’t ready to let you go, ... it wasn’t the ending we had planned for you or for us. So...”Run through the canyons, see Casper Mountain, breathe and be still and know you are now at peace and with God. Find your family! Find Dad!” Your love is our cloak and we feel safe and warm and strong because of it. Thank you for showing us how to live and how to die. You were supposed to never die❤️ (12/4/33-11/4/2020)
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.