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Blanche Bell

March 5, 1923 — August 4, 2018

Blanche Marie Brackenbury Bell, 95, of Spanish Fork, Utah passed away August 4, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. She was born March 5, 1923 at Ioka, Utah in Duchesne County. The daughter and oldest child of Charles Wesley and Grace Darling Howells Brackenbury. She was raised in the Uintah Basin and received her education there.

She married Franklin Edward Bell on September 10, 1943 at Evanston, Wyoming. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on February 25, 1955. He passed away September 1, 1992.

Blanche was a homemaker. She was dedicated to her family. She enjoyed reading, fishing, knitting and caring for her rose garden. She was never happier then when all attended the annual family deer hunt in Strawberry.

She was an active member of the LDS church, having served in many capacities. She spent many hours in the temple doing temple work until she was no longer able to because of her health.

She was an active member for over 40 years of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers serving as captain of her camp several times.

Blanche is survived by her daughter, Shona Rae (Kent) Woodward, Spanish Fork; son Franklin (Shayne) Bell, West Jordan; Larry K. (Karen) Brackenbury, Salem; eight grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Lonnie K. Bell; 5 brothers, John Edward, Charles Wesley, Thomas B, Val D and Robert L. Brackenbury; 2 sisters Opal G & Ethel Jo; a granddaughter Lynette and a grandson Cody Wayne.

Viewing will be held Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Legacy Funerals Home, 3595 North Main, Spanish Fork and from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at East Meadows Ward, 1552 East 750 South, Spanish Fork. Funeral services at 1:00 p.m. to follow viewing. Burial will be in the family plot at the Spanish Fork Cemetery. Condolences can be made at
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