Gale Stanley Bell
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BELL, Gale Stanley

96, of Tucson, Arizona died on July 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Mari Lou Bailey Bell, and his second wife of 25 years, Joann Tate Bell. He is survived by his sons, Tedd, Jeffrey, Matt, and Scott; 24 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was a biology teacher, school administrator and renown track and cross-country coach at Tucson and Catalina High schools. He will be missed by many. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Binghampton Family Park, 3761 E. Kleindale, Tucson, Az. 85716 Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.




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Published in Arizona Daily Star on Jul. 26, 2020.
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July 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Glenn Carlson
Student
July 27, 2020
Gale Bell was an outstanding biology teacher who encouraged all of his students to, at the very least, appreciate science and its role in our everyday lives. He made learning fun. He was an even better coach. I enjoyed interacting with him as writer for the Catalina High school paper and often wish I had taken him up on an offer to try out for the cross-country team. He touched countless lives and made the world a better place. RIP.
Steve Kelley
Student
July 27, 2020
Mr.Bell was my track and cross country coach at THS in the mid 1950's and I'll always remember those days and his coaching. I especially recall the long yellow school bus rides to Phoenix and Yuma, often without air conditioning. He was a real leader.
Bill Wilder
Student
July 26, 2020
I was a teacher and Mr. Bell was an assistant principal at Carson Middle School. He was a role model for me. Mr. Bell cared about the students and staff members alike. He was fair and just and always professional, everything an educator should be. I also know he cared deeply about his family. He was proud of his children and celebrated the time he spent with them and their families. Gale Bell was one of the finest human beings I ever met, and I felt privileged to have worked with him.
Loraine Chapman
Coworker
July 26, 2020
Mr. Bell was a good man. Very fair. He could have kicked me out of school for my dumb pranks but didn’t. He helped many atCatalina HS.
Bruce Ash
Student
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