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Lois L. (Schamber) Bell, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation, Nampa, Idaho, surrounded by loved ones.
Lois was born November 19, 1935 in Henry, Nebraska to Theodore H. and Martha (Deines) Schamber. She was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Washington when she was five years old and to Garden Valley, Idaho when she was ten. There she met her future husband, Roland Bell, and they married May 23, 1954 in Boise, Idaho. In their almost 64 years of married life, they moved around a lot as Roland worked in logging and road construction, settling in Boise, Idaho in 1967 where their four children went to school. They retired to Middleton, Idaho where they lived for many years.
She worked at Albertsons bakery until her retirement. She enjoyed many crafts and hobbies like knitting and crochet and is probably remembered best by her family and friends for her extensive salt and pepper shaker collection of over 1000 pairs. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971 and made many friends in many congregations throughout the valley.
She is survived by her loving husband Roland Bell, daughter Monti Daley and her husband Dennis (Spokane, WA), son Kevin Bell (Eagle, ID), daughter Sandra Barkley and her husband Scott (Caldwell, ID), and Lori Wolcik and her husband Michael (Middleton, ID), grandchildren Jared Daley and his wife Kathy (Spokane, WA.), Jessica Wolcik (Middleton, ID), Nikki Rice and her husband Tim (Spokane, WA.), Jeremy Wolcik and his wife Stephanie (Maui, HI), and Justin Bell (Caldwell, ID), 4 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, and a brother.
Services will be held May 19, 2018 at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2313 Southside Blvd., Nampa. ID
Flowers can be sent to Grace Assisted Living, 1610 Sunnyridge Road Nampa, ID 83638, Attn Roland Bell.
A large part of her life was her belief and faith in the future fulfillment of one of her favorite scriptures,
“…And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from
their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor
pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”