Jean E. Bell

Jean E. BELL Jean Bell went to be with her Lord on August 29, 2011. Jean was born on Dec. 2, 1923 to James and Flora (McNiven) Bell in California and moved with her family as a young girl to Burien in 1929. Jean graduated Highline High School and earned a degree in Biology from the University of Washington. She worked for forty-plus years at Virginia Mason Medical Center Laboratory as the Hematology Supervisor. Jean also set up and coordinated the VM School of Medical Technology in 1957, and oversaw the internship program for many years. A pioneer in many areas of study in lab testing, she promoted a work ethic that inspired others to always do their best. Jean loved the outdoors and was adventurous by nature. She was an avid skier, scuba diver, gardener, and world traveler. She enjoyed many lasting and lifelong friendships. Jean delighted in her extended family and she never missed an opportunity to tell us so. 'Auntie Jean' was a gentle, loyal, and loving soul who taught us to be proud of our Scottish heritage, a love of learning, art, and an appreciation for the ever-ready one-liner. Above all Auntie Jean loved God and by her grace helped us to know Him, which is both strength and comfort from which we draw. Auntie Jean is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brothers, Stuart and Malcolm. She leaves behind her loving nieces and nephew, extended family, and steadfast friends.A special thank-you to Rosemary and Fay; and Auntie Jean's special family, Lloyd and Nancy Evans. Come join a celebration of Jean's life at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent, WA, Pastor Ramsay officiating.

Funeral Home

Yarington's/White Center Funeral Home
10708 16th Ave Sw Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 242-2771

Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, 2011