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Frank Bell


December 20, 2017

Oct. 29, 1942 – Dec. 16, 2017

Frank Bell, 75, of Sweet Home, died at home Dec. 16, 2017.

He was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Bakersfield, Calif. to Orville Milton Bell and Helen Josephine (Suddoth) Bell.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961 and served as a military policeman in the Pacific, achieving the rank of corporal before his discharge from active duty in 1966. He had his stories to tell from that time, sometimes involving a big drunk sailor who preferred not to go to the brig, but was nonetheless creatively compelled to do so.

After his military service, Mr. Bell took a job cutti...

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