Wilford Earl (Bill) Bell died peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 15, at the age of 72 of natural causes.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1940, in Rock Springs to Wilford Ether Bell and Helen Syme Freeman.
Bill graduated from South Rich High School and Weber State University in accounting. In 1961, Bill married Sharon Weston; they later divorced.
Bill was a lifetime member of the Lions Club, Elks Club and Eagles. He worked closely with Claude Reay as a driver of the Randolph ambulance. Bill was a strong supporter of the 4-H livestock program and all youth activities. He also served on the Rich County Planning and Zoning Commission.
He was a devoted business owner for many years and later went on to assist in managing the Howard Woody Ranch in Robertson for 25 years.
In 1988, Bill married Kay Hatch; they were sealed in the Ogden Temple.
They made their home in Mountain View.
Bill is survived by his wife Kay and seven children; Tammy Hoffman, Becky (Melvin) Eastman and Sim Bell, Janie (Marty) Sorochuk, Hether(Chris Entzel) Telford, Flint Telford, Natalie (Kevin) Mock; two brothers. Jack and Bryce; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Marie Kearl; son-in-law, Craig Hoffman; grandchildren, Sophia and Zane Bell; and great-granddaughter, Hadlee Hoffman.
In 1999, Bill received the gift of a liver transplant. The family requests others to please consider being organ donors.
Funeral Sservices will be held at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Randolph LDS Chapel. There will be a viewing Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston and Tuesday morning, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Interment will be at the Randolph City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mountain View Senior Citizens, Box 550, Mountain View, Wyoming 82939.
Online condolences at crandallfhevanston.com
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