The Mt. Adams Sun, Bingen, WA., February 10, 1966, page 3
VETERANS HOLD FUNERAL FOR HUGH BELL
Funeral services for Hugh Thomas Bell, 71, White Salmon were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Gardnerâ€™s Chapel in White Salmon. The Rev. Roger L. Clevenger, officiated.
Veterans of World War 1 Barracks 2141 of White Salmon, conducted graveside services at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
Bearers were: Harvey Kelchner, Robert Overbaugh, Gust Famelos, Bernard Cox, W.A. Martzall, Emile Stratton; (honorary) Kenneth Burdick, L.L. Hoagland and Ray Chevalier.
Hugh Bell was born in Harmony, Kentucky, December 14, 1894. He served as an Army corporal from May 10, 1917 to Jan. 11, 1919 and on Jan. 24, 1920 he was married to Alice Crume in Bargetown, Ky. where they made their home and Hugh was manager of the REA. Prior to moving to the West Coast in 1949.
They moved to White Salmon in that same year. He was employed by the Klickitat County PUD until he retired in December 1961.
He was a member of the American Legion, Evan Childs Post 87 and World War 1 Veterans, Barracks 2141, both of White Salmon; and the Bloomfield (Kentucky) Baptist church.
He is survived by his widow Alice Bell of White Salmon; daughter, Mrs. Donald J. Dennis of Seattle, two grandsons, two granddaughters and one great grandson.
The following tribute was written by Harry Talbert of Barracks 2141:
â€œHugh Bell was an exceptionally active worker for veteran organizations and all community activities. He was always willing to work for American Legion projects and was quartermaster-adjutant for the Veterans of World War 1 from 1960 when it was first started through 1961.
â€œHugh always seemed to be helping someone who was ill. He was active in Boy Scout work and helped to organize and finance the American Legion baseball program. He was also a worker for the Mt. Adams Fish & Game Club.
â€œA fine community worker and an outstanding man has answered the call of the Great Commander.â€
The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., February 10, 1966, page 1
SERVICES FOR HUGH BELL HELD FEB. 4
Hugh Bell was born in Harmony, Kentucky, December 14th, 1894, and passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Vancouver, Washington on February 1st, 1966.
He served in the Armed Forces from May 10th, 1917 to January 11th, 1919. On January 24th, 1920 he was married to Alice Crume in Bargetown, Ky. They made their home in Bargetown until moving to the West Coast in September 1949. While living in Bargetown he was a manager for the REA. When they moved to White Salmon in 1949 he started to work for the Klickitat County PUD and was employed by them until his retirement in 1963.
He was a member of the American Legion, Evan Childs Post 87, a member of the World War 1 Barracks No. 2141, and a member of the Bloomfield Baptist Church in Bloomfield, Ky.
He leaves behind his wife, Alice Bell of White Salmon; a daughter, Mrs. Donald J. Dennis of Seattle, Wash.; two grandsons, two granddaughters, and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 4th, 11 a.m. at Gardnerâ€™s Funeral Chapel, White Salmon with the Rev. Mr. Roger L. Clevenger officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the World War 1 Barracks No. 2141 at Willamette National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
A local veteran had this to say.
â€œHugh Bell was an exceptionally active worker for Veteransâ€™ Organizations as well as for all community activities. He was always willing to work for The American Legion projects and was quartermaster-adjutant for the Veterans of World War 1, from 1960, when it first started, through 1961. He seemed always to be helping someone who was ill.
He was active in Boy Scout work and helped to organize and finance the Legion Baseball Club for boys. Also he was a worker for The Mt. Adams Fish and Game Club.
A fine community worker and an outstanding man has answered The Call of The Great
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