Timothy (Tim) Jay Bell, 68, of Eagle Point, died Feb. 14, 2009, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 26, 1940 in Baldwin City, Kans. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1958,where he was active in sports and worked as a partner on the family farm.
He married Evelyn Tawney on Aug. 25, 1961, in Ottawa, Kans. After the
birth of their two children, they moved to Baker City, Ore., where Mr.
Bell was employed in a mill and worked as a ranch hand. In the late
1960s, the family moved to Blue River, Ore., where he pursued his
career in construction, which gave him opportunity to work in
Washington, Oregon. California and the North Slope of Alaska.
Bell was well known for his ability to weld, fabricate and fix
equipment. He shared that gift with many. In 1997, he retired from his
construction career, but continued to pursue his many projects.
favorite past time was working on his bass pond and touring his
property in his golf cart. He will be well remembered for his smile,
great sense of humor and quick wit. He loved his weekend BBQ’s at his
shop, where all were welcomed. These times will be missed by all.
is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Eagle Point; daughter, Kim Long, of
Redmond, Ore., two granddaughters; his mother, Margorie Bell; a sister,
Nancy Billet, of Kans.; and a brother-in-law, Jim Tawney, of Ottawa,
Kans. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Bell and son, Bobby
At his request, there will be no service. Interment
will be held at Brownsboro Cemetery in Eagle Point. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in the name of Tim Bell to Providence Hospice, of
Medford. There will be a celebration of life a his shop on Saturday,
Mar. 14, from 1-3 p.m.
Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.