Barbara A. Bell


Barbara A. Bell, 85, of Lincoln, passed away March 18, 2024.

Barbara was born on January 18, 1939, in Rugby, ND. She graduated from Devils Lake High School, after graduation she enlisted in the United States Airforce.  There she met Luther “Luke” Bell, they were married on December 18, 1965, in Bellevue, NE.  Together they had two boys, Jens and John.

Barbara will be remembered for her kind heart, strong Christian faith, and her infectious smile.

She is survived by her husband, Luke Bell; her sons, Jens Bell and John (Bobbi) Bell; sisters Helen Nelson and Carol Brown.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Jens and Lenora Hanson; her sister, Janice Cooper; and brothers, Gary Hanson, Larry Hanson, and David Hanson.

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Sorry to hear about your loss 😢
But be happy because see is in a better place
No pain and no worries 😊

RIP Barb. You’ve been around for my entire life. You babysat me when we lived in Lakewood. We always had fun when came to Uncle Jens and Aunt Lenore’s house. Hand salute to you. I was always impressed when you were in uniform. One of my favorite 1st cousins!

I had the honor of working alongside Barb in the preschool classroom. Barb was the kindest person. She also had a ready laugh. Barb’s earnestness and honesty made her not only a reliable team member, but a person who with whom one looked forward to seeing each and every day. She and Luke were a beautiful example to those who witnessed their love. Barb’s warmth and humanity were quiet yet powerful influences on those who worked with her. I know that Barb was a gift and I am so sad that she is gone but so very grateful to have had known her. My deepest condolences to Luke, Jens, and John.

My deepest sympathy for your loss! Barb was a wonderful person! She and I worked together for several years at Devils Lake High School in the Special needs classroom! I wouldn’t have made it through my first couple of years without her! She was kind, devoted, dedicated and always willing to do whatever she needed to help students and coworkers. Barb had a great sense of humor and she taught me so much! We had so much fun and the students loved her! Everyone that had the good fortune to have known Barb is very blessed!