Jack Bell

Nov. 13,1934 - April 5, 2019

Jack A. Bell, of Fruita, Colorado passed from this life on April 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bell was born in 1934 in Moody, Texas. He graduated from Moody High School, excelling in all sports. He joined the Army right out of high school and spent his time in Korea. Upon returning, he married Jeanette Lewis, of Moody. Mr. Bell graduated from the University of Texas, where he developed a long and lasting devotion to his "Texas Horns." He also held advanced degrees from Baylor University.

After coaching several sports at various schools and being part of many winning seasons, he turned to administration. He became a junior high school principal, a high school principal and superintendent of Texas schools. He will be remembered by the many young lives he touched in his 35 years of service to the Texas Public school system.

Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette; three children, Glen Bell (Holly) of Houston, Texas, Drs. Carol Bell Lybrook (Scott) of Fruita, Colorado, Rita Bell of Portland, Oregon; grandsons, Jake, Justin and Josh Lybrook; granddaughter, Dr. Rachel Giese; brother, Jerry Bell of Wimberley, Texas.

His quick wit, his love of life and family, his almost encyclopedic memory and knowledge of sports, especially college football will be missed. Cremation has taken place and family services will be held at a later date in his hometown of Moody. Memorial donations may be made to HopeWest Hospice Care Center, 3090 North 12th Street #B, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506.

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The Jaska family sends heartfelt condolences to Jeanette, Glen, Carol, and Rita. Jack made a positive impact on our lives. Jack promoted excellence in school, sport, and work ethic. I know he was welcomed home by Jesus with "Well done good and faithful servant." RIP Jack.


Coach Bell will be fondly remembered and missed. He made an impact on so many of us. Nancy (Bumpers) Juvrud - RHS '73

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