Virginia Ann Bell-Warner


Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2007



Clarkston, Wash., resident Virginia Ann Bell-Warner died Thursday, June 21, 2007, of respiratory failure at her home with her husband by her side. She was 60.

A memorial service was held at noon Friday, June 29, at the Kimball Funeral Home Chapel in Pullman, Wash.

Mrs. Bell-Warner lived in Alaska from 1970 to 1979, where she began raising her three children with her husband. She helped to build their log home and was a bus driver.

“Her number one love was being a homemaker and teaching her children about the Lord,” her family said.

She moved to Eugene, Ore., in the early 1980s. She met her second husband, Richard Warner, on a trip to Alaska in 1983. Virginia spent the next few years taking care of her grandmother and grandfather until their passing.

“One of the greatest joys of Virginia’s life was being a caretaker for her mother and did so until her mother’s passing in 1999,” her family said.

She moved with her husband in 2005 to Clarkston, where Richard retired. They planned to spend the rest of their lives there near his family.

Mrs. Bell-Warner is preceded in death by her mother, Florence Price; grandparents, Earl and Florence Jones; aunts, Marie Boone and Dorthy Martin; grandson-in-law, Ted Kroto; and father-in-law, Orvel Warner.

She is survived by her husband; children, Cynthia Bell of Soldotna, Lisa Abbe of Eugene, Ore., and Ronnie Bell of Anchorage; 13 grandchildren, including Alicia Lorie Clarkston and her husband, Anthony; cousin, Larry Boone; mother-in-law, Dorothy Warner; brothers-in-law, Brad Warner, Larry Warner and Raymond Warner; sister-in-law, Janet Thompson and her husband, Fred; and stepsons, Robert Warner and David Warner and his wife, Mary.

Arrangements were made by Kimball Funeral Home Chapel in Pullman.

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