July 26, 1928 – September 11, 2013
Vivian Marie Bell, 85 passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013 at the Urbandale Health Care Center, Urbandale Iowa, where she had lived since June 2013. Prior to that she lived in Des Moines for 65 years. In respect of her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial of the urn will take place at a later date in St. Marys Cemetery, St. Marys, Iowa.
Vivian was born July 26, 1928 to Paul and Lillie Dillon in Holden Missouri. During her childhood she moved to Clarinda Iowa, and graduated from High School there in 1946. She moved to Des Moines Iowa in 1948, and that is where she met her husband Joe Bell. They were married for 55 years; they raised three children together, Dan, Teri, and Tammy.
Vivian enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, needlepoint, watching wildlife out her kitchen window, and playing with her many adopted dogs over the years.
Vivian is survived by her husband Joe, (Urbandale Health Care Center), daughters Teri Divis (Jim) Urbandale, Tammy Peterson (Tom) Urbandale; grandchildren, Jami Brown (Blake), Ryan Divis, Bailey Peterson, Kyle Peterson (Angie); great granddaughters, Graci Brown and Elle Peterson. She is also survived by her sister, Maxine Lockin (Ted) Bartlesville, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Vivian in her death were her son Dan; parents, Paul and Lillie; and brother, Bud.
The family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, where she was a supporter. Online condolences are welcomed at www.IlesCares.com.
The family would like to thank the Urbandale Health Care Center for the wonderful care they gave Vivian.
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