Sara and I recall a memorable visit with you to the Bell farm some 45 years ago. Your dad gave us our first wonderful experience with bird netting and banding. In his active life, he shared and surely sparked the interest of so many others. A life well lived!!!
Our sympathies go out to you, Joan & Don.
Enjoyed knowing Ralph Bell from the first time we bought a Christmas tree in 1978 at the farm. He and Betty came to band some baby bluebirds in one of my boxes some years later and he set up and used some bottle gourds that I grew in the late 80's. He said the purple martins liked them better than the martin houses.
Ralph shared his birding knowledge with everyone and surely touched more lives than most people ever will.
My last contact with Ralph was at the SWPA water authority when we were paying our water bills. May he rest in peace.
To Joan and family,
I am so sorry, he will certainly be missed by many.
Our condolences to the Bell family. We knew Ralph as a co-leader at the WV Wildflower Pilgrimage and always enjoyed working with him. He will be greatly missed.
Dear Joan and Family: I am so sorry to hear about your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Just know that the memories you have of your father will last forever, they never die. Please take care Joanie, I will be in touch. With Sympathy, Love, Eleanor (Kensell) Davidson, Naples, Florida