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Neel Thornton Bell, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at the Independence Cemetery by Winnedumah Masonic Lodge No. 287 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Born July 20, 1945 in Inglewood, Calif. to Neel and Enid Bell of Inglewood, Calif. Neel passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif. from complications of colon cancer. He also suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Neel went to high school in Newhall, Calif. all but his last year. He graduated from Owens Valley High in Independence in 1963. He lived all of his adult life in Azusa, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neel and Enid Bell of Independence.
He is survived by his stepson, Cory Barker of Long Beach, Calif.; son, Kirk Bell of Elko, Nev.; daughter, Karen Rush of Westminster, Colo.; and brothers, Alan Bell of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Robert Bell of Bishop.