January 19th, 1927 – November 5th, 2022
Our beloved Val dedicated half a century of her life to Bell’s Books.
She worked in all capacities side by side with her husband, Herbert Bell, for decades,
and continued on with all the children helping out at one time or another.
In 2014, at age 87, she was still quietly doing paperwork in the office,
but decided it was time to turn the business over to her daughter Faith.
Val was respected for her far-ranging knowledge of literature and history,
her fierce sense of justice, always helping those in need or pain,
and for her calm and kind demeanor.
In a brief note she left us, she ends with “Weep not, but rejoice!”
We rejoice in the love we will always feel for her,
and in the boundless love she shared.