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Dalleta Jane Bell

06/09/1951 - 10/10/2014
Service Date: 10/15/2014
Service Time: 3:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel

Dalleta Jane Bell passed away after a brief illness on October 10, 2014 in Gilbert, AZ at the young age of 63. Dalleta is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Preston Bell, three children and three (children in-law) Michael (Crystal), Kenneth (Andrea), and Rebecca (Ken), as well as eight grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Ellen Burrow, and a younger brother Wally.

Dalleta was born on June 9th, 1951 in Andrews, TX.  She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1969.  She then married the love of her life, Preston in 1971, and became a proud “Army Wife.”  After traveling around the United States and Europe, Dalleta and her family settled in Fort Irwin/Barstow, CA where she began her career as a DOD civilian for the U.S. Army. She retired in 2005 after 20 years of service.  After retirement, Dalleta enjoyed traveling and visiting family throughout the states.

Dalleta was accomplished at crocheting and often made works of art with her “needles and yarn.”  She was a generous individual who loved her family above all else, and who was passionate about her role as Grandma.  Her life was based on her family and she loved every second of that role.

Funeral services will be held on October 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa AZ. Reverend John Cunningham will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dalleta’s life.  Condolences can be sent to Preston at montanadriver@yahoo.com.  The family would like to thank the exemplary hospital staff at Banner Gateway Hospital for their dedication and care.




  • Diane Speas Jacob

    Dalleta was a much loved lady. Sincere condolences to Rebecca and her entire family.

  • My darling wife was taken from us much too soon. She fought a courageous battle against all odds but her body just gave out. I will miss her dearly but someday we will be together and our lives will be whole. I wish our family strength and courage in this time of sorrow. She left us all with good memories to cherish for the future. “I love you baby, more than anyone will ever know. Thank you for the amazing family you gave us and all the support that you gave to me in hard times”. Your husband, Preston -b-

  • I’m sorry to say that I never met Dalleta, but she was married to my good friend Preston, so she must have been a grand and wonderful person. I offer sincere sympathy and compassion to the entire Bell family.

  • Dalleta was the most loyal friend I’ve ever had.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. She was a wonderful lady.

  • I didn’t know Dalletta very well but the short time I was with her she was amazing. Her husband Preston is my cousin and he has told me the sweetest stories about meeting her when she was young and how beautiful she was when he married her. He was blessed to have her as his companion for 43 years. Heaven received an angel. I know you family will have a huge hole without her. Hold each other and keep her memories alive.

  • Preston, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. Although I have not seen you since we graduated, I still think of you often. Cherish all the good memories that you have of Dalletta and the hole in your life will get smaller. Karen and Ron Morris

  • Rex A. Bell Sr. of the Palermo Bell Clan

    One of the greatest gifts to the Bell Clan was when Dalleta and Preston met.Preston`s and our lives would be change for the better. Together they forged a family of three beautiful children and their families. My heart is heavy with the loss of Dalleta, but my soul is uplifted by what she has left us.”The memories, the laughter, the SMILE, and the stern hand.” To the Bell Clan I leave these few words to live by; “Life Is Not How Hard You Get Hit – But How Hard You Get Hit And Keep Moving Forward” (Stalone) Dear Big Brother although I’m not there shed a tear and lean on me in times of need, I won’t let you fall. Please read this today for I won’t be there to read it. Love your little Brother PS Give everyone a Hug for me including Dalleta. I will miss her and The Smile

  • Preston, we at Denali were privileged to have the both of you residing here. Although a lot of people did not know Dalletta, she always had a smile on her face when I seen her. I know you feel totally lost right now but with the help of family and friends, and by the grace of God, it will bet better. Just know you have a beautiful guardian angel to watch over you now.

  • Lona Bell Santana

    Preston and Family- Your distant cousins send you their love in this difficult time. In Idaho – Steven Bell. In Alaska – Lona and Barry Santana, David Bell, Heather Bell and David Disselbrette.

  • Toni & Bill Bright

    Preston – We extend to you and your loved ones our deepest sympathies. Words never seem adequate but often can give a moment of peace – we wish you peace dear friend. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal” — from a gravestone in Ireland

  • To Mrs. Bell’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw strength and comfort from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 he promises that there will soon be a time when there’s no more pain, sickness, or death, and we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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