July 14, 1948 ~ March 15, 2023

Born in: La Junta, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Linda C. Drake Bell, age 74, passed away March 15, 2023. She leaves behind her husband, Spencer Bell; son, Richard Jensen (Kelli); sister, Donna Molello (Dan); brother, Jim Rector (Lorraine); granddaughter, Makenzie Jensen; grandson, Mason Jensen. Also survived by bonus children Douglas Bell, J. Scott Bell, Christopher M. Bell (Jill), Penni West (Mike) and Grandchildren Autumn West, Kayla West, Ben West, Noah Bell, and Cameron Bell. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews and their wonderful spouses and children as well as many friends.
Linda was born July 14, 1948, in La Junta, Colorado to Pettis and Norma Rector. She was a graduate of South High School in 1966 and later went on to pursue her college degree in business as a single mother at the University of Southern Colorado. She retired after many years of faithful service at the United States Forest Service where she worked in Human Resources. One thing she enjoyed the most was going to the National Forest fire sites and helping the firefighters and other personnel.
Linda was an avid traveler and enjoyed going to places near and far with her husband, sister and children. She loved her family and lived vicariously through all their adventures and successes. Raising her son and seeing him become a husband and father was her pride and joy. Linda thought being a grandma was the best thing ever and the second was being a great aunt.
More than anything, Linda placed her hope in Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She was a faithful member of Peak Evangelical Free Church. She knew that her absence in this world meant she was in the presence of the Lord. She will be missed beyond words but remembered and loved eternally.
Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in Linda’s name. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.


Memorial Service: March 21, 2023 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. If you wanted to brighten your day, you would just walk by Linda’s desk . she always a smile and a good word tr say. She will be missed.

  2. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at the U.S. Forest Service and exchanging ideas.

  3. Linda brought a unique Joy to the Thursday Bible study.
    She always has a smile, a prayer and hope.

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