Nellie Arlene Moore Bell, 84, of Flora Vista passed from her earthly life on Wednesday, February 22, 2018. Nellie was born in Farmington, New Mexico on June 6, 1933 to Maudie Elliot Moore and Johnnie Simpson Moore. Nellie met Raymond Dale Bell and after a short courtship they married in Farmington on May 30, 1949.
Nellie retired after many years from J.C. Penney Company. Having worked in the men's department she took great pride in fitting a suit perfectly. She loved mentoring the younger employees and made many lifelong friends.
Raised in a musical family, she wished she could play as well as her siblings. Her love for music was evident as music always filled the air in her home and Saturday night always included Molly Bee's polka party on television.
She loved road trips with Ray, enjoying the beautiful countryside. Caring for a garden provided her not only with fresh veggies, but also the opportunity to surround herself with nature. Her grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren brought great pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; parents, brothers; Lynn and Vernon, sister; Bernice and Willie, Nieces; Debbie, Kathy and Brenda.
Nellie is survived by her daughters; Becky Weiss and husband Keith, Carrie Cockrell and husband Glen: grandchildren; Brandy and Deon Brown, Zachary and Jamie Weiss, Lindsey and Ryan Rowse and Jamie and Mike Mead. Great grandchildren; Bella, Noah, Aiden, Isla, Grayson and Emmerson. Brothers; Jack (Dee) Moore, Marty Moore and Lonnie (Carolyn) Moore, Melvin (Lynda) Bell, sister; Junie (Ron) Hood along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity. Many tender loving hands have cared for Mom the past 3 years, to many to name. Each of you made an impact on our family that will always be cherished.
Grammie, go rest in peace!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!
A viewing will be held at 4 to 6 pm Sunday Feb. 25th at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral home, with the service at 2:00 pm, Monday 26th at Riverstone Church 808 N. Monterey Ave. the burial will follow at Memory Gardens of Farmington
Nellie's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington. (505)325-8688. You may share condolences with the family on our website: www.serenityandcompany.com http://www.serenityandcompany.com
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Brewer Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
Monday, February 26th, 2018 2:00pm, RiverStone Church
Memory Gardens Cemetery