Mary Lee Bell

Mary Lee Bell passed away very unexpectedly Oct 6, 2019, at her home in Chehalis. She was born in Seattle May 9, 1940, to George and Mabel Winger. Mary graduated in 1958, from Highline High School, where she met her husband, Don. They were married 46 years before his passing in 2005.

They settled in Chehalis after Don became a partner at H.C.Coffman & Co. Ins. Mary worked for 20 years as manager of Allen’s Jewelry at the Yard Birds Mall, making long lasting relationships with her coworkers and customers. She and Don loved traveling and Mary was very happy at her home, always decorating beautifully for the holidays and enjoying her mountain views from the deck.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter, Dawn Dutton; parents; and her sister, Carol Blouin.

She leaves behind her sister, Marcia McDougall; daughter, Pam (Jeff) Spencer; grandchildren, Ashley (Joe) Freeman, Autumn (Chase) Jorgensen, Alex (Tom Schmidt) Spencer, Tia (Andrew) Entrikin and Tyler (Monica) Dutton. Her greatest joy was her seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Mary is also survived by a large family of nieces, nephews and cousins, who she always remained in touch with.

No services are planned per Mary's request. A special thank you to her best friend of 50 years, Charlene DeGidio and family.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again…

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Mary Lee Bell was a very warm hearted woman. I got to know her from Allen's Jewelry. She helped me get my first line of credit. Always had that great smile and that twinkle in her eyes. Very lovely lady to know. Her charm was always welcome. Would see her here and there always with a smile. One person I am glad I got to know and meet in life. You will missed.

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