NANCY BELL (1944 - 2018)

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  • "My prayers and condolences on the passing of Ms. Nancy..."
    - Joe Jesse Sanchez
  • "May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the..."
  • "A forever friend..... got to know her in High School in..."
    - Judy Fitzpatrick
  • "It is with a sad heart that I read the news of Nancy's..."
    - Sandy "Leach" Dinwiddie
  • "Miss Bell was a wonderful person, a great friend and..."
    - Marina Reyna
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Passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 of Beltsville, MD, formerly of San Antonio, TX, Beloved aunt, sister, teacher, soldier, healer, and leader. Nancy was born April 4, 1944 in Syracuse, NY, to McDuff and Leila Bertha (Johnson) Bell. She graduated Winthrop College in 1966 and began her teaching career at Page Co. High School in Luray, VA. In 1978, Nancy felt her call to service and enlisted in the US Army, where she served as a medic and trained others to save lives. After being honorably discharged from her last Army posting at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio in 1981, she called San Antonio home until 2010. Nancy taught science at Harlandale Middle School, where she rose to the prominent position of Vice Principal. She touched hundreds of lives as a teacher, coach, and leader to her students, family, friends, and fellow educators. Preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph (1945) and William (2016) Bell, and sister, Mary Lou Galloway (2015). A celebration of Nancy's life will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church 11416 Cedar Lane Beltsville, MD on Saturday, May 26, at 12 noon. Those wishing to commemorate Nancy's life are encouraged to do so by donating to San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (

Published in The Washington Post on May 17, 2018
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