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Harold Bell

February 8, 2018
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Harold Clinton Bell, 90, of Baker City, Oregon, died February 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  A Celebration of life will be held March 3, 2018 at the Eagles Lodge 2935 H Street in Baker City from 12 to 3 pm, it will be potluck.

Harold was born February 21, 1927 to Clifford and Flo (Benson) Bell.  He attended schools in Baker City.  Harold went into the Navy at the age of 17 for four years and was a WWII Veteran. He was very proud of putting his flag out on display every day.

Harold met Lela Wunder in 1950 and they later married on May 4, 1952 in Baker. Together they had three daughters, Connie, Carol and Colleen.  Harold and Lela would have been married for 65 years.

Harold worked for Wooters OK Tire Store and Chet Smith Motors for several years.  Later he worked for Poe Motors and as maintenance man for the Super 8 Motel.

Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.  He was an avid bowler and loved to read.  He loved to watch his grandson Josh play football and his granddaughters Haley and Kymberly play softball. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson Harold on the sand dunes near North Bend, Oregon.  He also enjoyed his time with his great grandchildren Ashton and Ally listening to their fun adventures and music programs and going to the local fair to watch Drew and Morgan.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Flo Bell; wife Lela in 2016; brothers Ernest and Ralph Bell; sister Dorothea Pierson; sister in law Alta Fales and his son in law Pete Srack.

Harold is survived by his children Connie and her husband John Robinson, Carol Srack both of Baker City, Colleen and Rod Boesch of North Bend, Oregon; son Keith Montgomery of Baker City and daughter Karen Kirkland of North Powder and their families; grandchildren Haley and Dan Morris, Kymberly and Daniel Hansel, Josh and Michelle Srack, Delena, Jessie, Shawn and Harold Boesch; great-grandchildren Drew and Morgan Morris, Ashton and Ally Hansel, DeAnna, Dillion, and Briana Mendenhall, Chelsey, Angela, Deegan, Donavon and Blakelyn Boesch; and many nieces and nephews.

For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Harold the family suggests Heart and Home Hospice or Fraternal Order of Eagles 3456 or a charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway OR 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at

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