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Gordon Bell

Gordon Bell. Courtesy photo.

Gordon Bell
Aug. 11, 1937 — Jan. 6, 2022

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Gordon (AKA Mick) died very suddenly on Jan. 6, 2022, as a result of a fall.

Gordon was born Aug. 11, 1937, the youngest of three brothers, to John and Alba Bell in San Rafael, California. He attended Marin County schools and graduated in 1955 from Sir Francis Drake High School.

Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958. He then attended barber college but shortly after completion decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a firefighter.

He was employed and retired as Captain Bell after 31 years from the Larkspur Fire Department. He highly valued his camaraderie and friendship with his fellow firefighter/brothers.

Gordy was first married to Joanne Bell and together they raised their daughter Stacey (Mark) Marron of Seattle, Washington. They are raising their daughter Natalie, the light of Grandpa’s eye.

In 1998 Gordon met and in 2000 married Janet Winegar Connor and became part of her large extended family. In their 21 and a half years of marriage, they traveled, boated, water skied, golfed car clubbed, and spent many joyful hours with their beloved families and friends.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Jan, and her children, Jaye Chasseur of Reno, Nevada, and son, Douglas Connor and family of New Braunfels, Texas.

He is also survived by brother, Kenneth Bell of Santa Rosa, California, and his children and their families; sisters-in-law Barbara Sarao (Vince) (deceased), Mary (Ted) Stevens, Georgia (Jim) Sprigg, Pattie (Gary) Hill, Kathleen Mann and all their families.

Jan and family wish to extend gratitude to everyone from the paramedics, doctors, nurses and all staff at Sutter Lakeside Hospital for their superb care and concern.

At Gordon's request, his family and friends are planning a celebration of life in the near future.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com.



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