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For those that cannot travel to Richmond, the services will be live-streamed on Zoom.
Paula Obray Bell, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
Paula was born in Paradise, Utah on August 18, 1933, to Ernest and Kate Obray. She married Charles Connell (Con) Bell on June 27, 1952 in Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Paula was a mother of five children: Mike, David, Jimmy (deceased), Rodney, and Allison. Along with her husband and children the Bells spent time outdoors; riding horses, camping, skiing, golfing, hiking, and flying.
Besides being a wife, mother, and grandmother, Paula had a full-time career and volunteered her time in the community and held many positions in her church. Paula had a long list of “firsts” to her name including: first woman elected to Roosevelt Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Executive Director, first woman pilot in Duchesne County, and first woman elected President of Utah State Chamber of Commerce. Paula’s journeys took her from Roosevelt, Utah, to Logan, Utah, and finally settling in St. George, Utah. While in St. George she became the first woman President of the Noon Exchange Club and first local coordinator of the Huntsman’s World Senior Games.
Paula is survived by her four children: Charles Michael (Sabrina) Bell, David (Lori) Bell, Rodney (Deanna) Bell, Allison (Jay) Keltner; ten grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren. She’s also survived by her sister Carol Jones, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband Charles Connell Bell, son Jimmy Bell, great grandchild Lucy Bell, parents, brothers Ernest Obray Jr., Theron Obray, Bryce Obray, and sisters Joyce Woods and Kathryn Napper.
Funeral services will be held in Richmond, Utah, at 11:00 am at the LDS Church at 135 W Main Street, on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Friends and family are invited to attend the viewing on the same day from 10:00 am to 10:45 am.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Spring Gardens in St. George, Utah for the care they provided to Mom.