Loretta Maurine Bell, 59, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015, at her home in St. George, Utah. She was born October 13, 1955, to Van E Barney and Vella Maurine Sorenson in Richfield, Utah. She married Alex Bell on November 11, 2000, in Reno, Nevada.
Loretta grew up in Panguitch, Utah, with her seven siblings. Throughout her life, Loretta called home to various places including Utah, Wyoming, and California. Even though she often found herself living far away from her family, she enjoyed traveling whatever distance necessary to visit often and remain close to them all.
Loretta was one of the most kind and loving people imaginable. Loretta enjoyed cooking and was well known for her delicious food. She didn’t have any children, but she loved everyone’s children as if they were her own. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and she will be greatly missed. After a long and hard struggle with various health issues, Loretta has finally returned to her heavenly home.
Loretta is survived by her husband Alex Bell; mother Loraine Ford; siblings Pam Smith, Kathy Parkinson, Robert Barney, Liz Beckwith, Mark Barney, Regina Barney. She also has many nieces and nephews who were very dear to her.
She is preceded in death by: parents Van E Barney and Vella Maurine Sorensen, husband Carl “Wildman” Campbell, brother Randy “Butch” Barney, Nephews Jacob Barney and Rick Tisdale, nieces Stephanie Anne Tisdale, Brenda Dee Van Ausdal, Kathy (Beckwith) Beck and Randy Marie Hall.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 South Bluff, St. George.
- There will be a viewing Friday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Mortuary.
- Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Loretta’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.