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Robert C. Bell, M.D.

Robert Clayton Bell passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 24, 2012 at the age of 90. He was born March 1, 1922 at Lake Stevens, Washington. He was the grandson of Snohomish County pioneer Judge Water P. Bell and son of Harold C. Bell, a Banker. He served honorably in WWII as a Naval Pharmacist's Mate and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a Captain in a medical unit. He was in the first graduating class of the University of Washington Medical School in 1950. He practiced medicine for forty-four years in Hawaii and Washington. His lifelong passions were reading, photography and bike riding. He loved people and was a compassionate and caring physician. Bob is preceded in death by his mother Ruth E. (Reid), father Harold C. Bell, and brother John A. Bell. He is survived by bother Walt, first wife Charleen and children Judith Lynn and Jeffrey Charles (Andrea), three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His ashes were scattered in Puget Sound on October 4, 2012 in a private ceremony. Aloha 'oe Dad.
Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 19, 2012
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