Ruth E. Bell

d. January 18, 2010

MILO AND ENGLEWOOD FL - Ruth E. Bell was called home to be with her heavenly family on the peaceful morning of Jan. 18, 2010. Ruth married Harold in November 1946 and they lived their first few years in Bangor. After their move to Derby in 1956, Ruth raised their children and kept her home for her family. She and Harold fully enjoyed their time together. They bought their camp on Schoodic Lake in 1968, where they spent many happy years and made lots of friends. In 1987, they retired to Englewood, Fla. As her children and grandchildren grew up, she turned her efforts to giving to others. She made hundreds of mittens, piles of quilts and gave her time, energy and efforts to those who were in need. She truly became an angel here on earth long before going to heaven. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 64 years, Harold F. Bell; her sister, Madeline Kinney of Easton; and her brother-in-law and his wife, Dana and Paula Bell of Texas. She is also survived by her daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Steve Hamlin, of Milo; her son, Richard and Dorothy Bell of Lakeview; her daughter, Pamela and her husband, Gene Worcester, of Gouldsboro; and her son, Thomas Bell of Englewood, Fla. She will also be greatly missed by her many grandchildren, Darcy Worcester, Mike and Michelle Hamlin, Kimberly Cage, Amanda Worcester, Austin, Karen and Kristen Bell; as well as by her great-grandchildren, Greg and Britney Hamlin, Sean, John and Michael Robertson, and Emily, Camden and Caleb Cage. She will surely be missed by the many people she touched throughout her amazing life, including her special little friend, Felicia Hannon. She was predeceased by her son, Lawrence Bell, in 1996; and her grandson, Adam Bell, in 1985; along with her brothers, Avrill and Wendell; and a sister, Marie. A celebration of her life with be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Milo Baptist Church, Pleasant Street, Milo. As a tribute to her generosity the family has requested that any donations be made to Step Up Shelter, 913 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401.

Published in Bangor Daily News on January 19, 2010

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