Jean Nathalie Bell
June 10, 1929 - April 6, 2021
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1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Thursday 4/8, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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St. Patrick Catholic Church
1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
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Jean Nathalie Bell, 91 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. She was born June 10, 1929 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Jean has devoted her life first and foremost to our Lord Jesus Christ and secondly to her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, May Hackett Bell; her father, Michael Webster Bell; and stepmother, Audrey Bell. Also…

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Lois Marie Waymire left a message on April 9, 2021:
I was Blessed to Know and Love Jean as Her Sister in Carmel, many years ago when I lived in Texas and was active in our Blessed Titus Brandsma Chapter of Lay Carmelites. Jean and I attended the Lay Carmelite Conference in Orlando, Florida in June 1997, and roomed together. We had a Blast at the conference, and I So Very Much Enjoyed being with Her and getting to know Her as a Sister in Jesus and Mary, and as a Friend. Jean was an Awesome Catholic Christian, Who Truly Loved Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Mother Mary. I Hope and Pray that I can be even one-tenth of the Devoted Catholic Christian Woman that She Was, and Is Now, in God's Kingdom. I Love You, Jean, and My Prayers are With Your Beautiful Soul and With Your Family and Friends, especially in Our Lay Carmelite Community. Please Pray for All of Us, Jean, that we Will Be With Jesus and Mary and St. Joseph one day, as You Are Now and For Eternity. Your Forever Sister in Jesus and Mary, Lois Marie Waymire🙏❤🌹
Susan Lee Milligan left a message on April 9, 2021:
Rest in Peace Aunt Jean. You will be missed. Prayers for your family and friends. We loved you very much!
Anne Marie Rogers left a message on April 9, 2021:
I met Jean about 10 yrs ago. I would visit Linda a dear friend that lived across from Jean. They were very good friends along with Ernestine that lived next door. It was definitely a version of the Golden Girls. When I would arrive from NY visiting my friend we would all get together for Sat evening mass and dinner. During those years, I really got to know Jean. We shared a lot of funny stories. One day Ernestine came over to my house panicking that Jean was lost. Linda had passed away by now and I had bought the house. I said how could Jean be lost. Ernie said she checked Jeans house and her pocket book and cane were in the living room but not Jean. Ernie said she might have been kidnapped and to call the police. I looked everywhere in the house and drove around the block looking for Jean. I said to Ernie that maybe Jean was out having brunch with friends. Ernie wasn’t having none of it and demanded that I call the police. I kept thinking Jean is going to be really mad at me. Well I called the police and when they showed up I had to describe Jean and tell the police officer that she’s 90 yrs old. The police officer said to wait a few hours and if Jean doesn’t show up to call back. Well low & behold Jean arrived home to find out that I called the police to report her missing. Jean was at the dentist and Ernie forgot that Jean had an appointment. Jean & I always laughed at that. I was blessed and honored to have a beautiful friend for a short time in my life. Ernie & Jean were friends for over 60 yrs. I‘ll miss my friend but will always remember the funny stories. May she Rest In Peace until we meet again.
Jill Danner left a message on April 8, 2021:
This lady right here was a devout Catholic with a love for animals. She was curious and well spoken and always a lady. Before I was born one of my older cousins casually said, “Hello Miss Bell,” while at my Grandmother Danner’s house in Galveston. My grandmother who had great love and respect for her corrected my cousin, saying, “ You will address Miss Bell as family, her name is Aunt Jean!” From that day forward she was our Aunt Jean. Years later while studying anthropology, I learned that if a family title is bestowed on someone they become a fictitious member of that family. When I first heard this I didn’t like the word “fictitious” because it implied Aunt Jean had a place in our family that was “fake” or “make-believe”. The truth of the matter is she was a genuine addition to our family. I loved her; I learned from her; I respected her; and I knew that she loved all of my grandmother’s grandchildren as nieces and nephews. Her imprint has left a loving mark on the Danner/Milligan family. She will be sorely miss! 💔
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