Memorial services for Gayle Ann Bell will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gillette with the Rev. Marty Crump of Family Life Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Bell, 53, of Gillette, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, after a long, difficult battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born Oct. 9, 1958, to Gale and Shirley Juby in Hoisington, Kan. Her family moved from Perry, Okla., to Gillette in 1972.
After graduating from Campbell County High School in 1976, she married her best friend and love of her life, Rick Bell, on Oct. 22, 1977. During their 34 years of marriage, they had three children.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her two grandchildren, Riley and Madilynne. She was very compassionate and proud of her family.
She had an amazing sense of humor and was known for her straight-forward attitude and always wearing her heart on her sleeve. She had many hobbies and interests including sewing, photography, gardening, traveling, camping, shopping and walking. She had a very creative mind and was skilled at making quilts and her children’s Halloween costumes. Her family members will never forget the many cherished gifts she made.
She had an incredible eye for photography and was rarely without her camera. One of her favorite things to do was to garden and tend to the amazing oasis of a backyard that they built together during the past 29 years. She loved to travel and always was up for NHRA Drag Racing. Her family knew that her heart was in Hawaii and was recently able to see the paradise with her husband and close friends.
Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Rick; daughters Lindsey Dingman of Bozeman, Mont., and Alexis Bell of Gillette; two grandchildren; parents Gale and Shirley Juby; sister Tammy Hoffman; brothers Rollin Juby and Curt Juby all of Gillette; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Chad Bell and grandparents, Maudie and Henry Spires.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.