Chuck Bell passed away at his home in Arvada, Colorado at the age of 92, his hand being held by his loving and faithful wife, Arlene. His kind spirit and loving heart will be remembered by all who knew him.
Born in Madera, California, and raised in Chico, California he left to serve in the U.S. Airforce. He served from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean war, servicing aircraft. After the military, Chuck settled in the Sacramento area and became a truck driver for Delta Lines and Payless Drugstores.
Chuck and Arlene met on a blind date at a bowling alley and were soon married. They moved to a 16-acre plot of land in the small farming community of Rio Oso, CA, where they raised their two children. Chuck and Arlene lived a quiet, hardworking, and happy life growing and harvesting walnuts on their land while Chuck drove a truck throughout California.
After retiring from truck driving, Chuck enjoyed many years working in his orchard, and bowling in leagues and tournaments throughout northern California. But most of all, Chuck loved to entertain friends and family, swimming in the pool and playing cards under the walnut trees. He faithfully fed a troop of hummingbirds that lived in the backyard. He was a loyal member of SIRS Branch #45 and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Chuck loved going to the Yuba City Senior Center to play cards and served the community by donating blood regularly, achieving the 5-gallon club.
Chuck Bell is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Arlene, his son Charlie (Michelle), and daughter Kathy (Scott). He was loved and adored by his three granddaughters, Isabella, Brooklyn, and Mika. He is survived by his sister Margaret, brother Alvin, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded into the afterlife by his parents, and his sister, Betty.
Services with military honors will be held at Fort Logan Memorial Cemetery in Denver, Colorado on August 1, 2023 at 2:15pm