Ida Dean Bell

December 8, 1919November 20, 2011

Ida W. (Dean) Bell -

Of Jackson, passed away November 20, 2011 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick in 1975 and a daughter, Nancy in 1949. Ida is survived by; a daughter, Barbara Zoeller of Jackson; sons, Roger A. Bell (Barbara) of Lincoln, MA and Stephen F. Bell (Phoebe) of Reston, VA; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; a sister, Dorothy Bell of Ann Arbor. She retired from the American Red Cross in 1985, where she was Director of Blood Services for Jackson County Chapter for 25 years. Ida was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, The Women’s Club of Jackson, the American Business Woman’s Assn. of Oaks and Acorn Chapters, and an active volunteer member of RSVP and the Red Cross. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church (201 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI) with The Rev. Gretchen Sanewsky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home 406 First Street Jackson, MI 49201 (517) 782-0591


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Cherie (Sinis) Moore

January 9, 2012

Ida was a friend for a long time. She was responsible for me giving blood for over 40 years. I visited her many times and was able to see her once at the hospital. She had a tear in her eye when I told her what a wonderful woman she was. God bless your family and know you were loved.

Peter Claridge

November 28, 2011

I remember Ida as very kind, generous and with a great sense of humour. May she find rest and peace in the grace of God. Sincere condolences to the family, Peter and Cindy Claridge, Australia

Donna Fair-Burden

November 27, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with the family of this lovely lady. May she rest in peace.

Peggy Ramp

November 24, 2011

Sorry to hear of Ida's Passing. She was such a sweet lady. I met her when Fred And I used to commute to Ann Arbor together back in the 80's. Loved them both! BLessings to all of the family.~Peggy Ramp The Villages, FL

Julieann Styles

November 24, 2011

This is my great grandma, i miss her so much already! I remember her beautiful roses and the rest of her flowers!! My fondest memory is her read a book about peter rabbit, and her snap dragon flowers she grew in here garden!! I love you grandma Bell and i miss you so much!!!

Julieann styles

Stephen Flannery

November 23, 2011

So sorry to learn of Ida's passing. She and Fred were like a second set of parents to me. I'll never forget the happy times spent with them and Roger half a century ago.