In the last year or so I have lost both my paternal and maternal grandmother as well as my step-grandmother.I feel lucky that I have the memories with them that I do. I think the hardest part for me is not knowing them more than I did. Especially Janice, my Grandma Bell. I knew her as a grandmother but I wish I knew more about her life growing up in the 30's and 40's. I guess those are questions I should have asked.
Janice Marie Zaragoza Bell
Janice Marie Zaragoza Bell Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Janice Marie Zaragoza Bell, age 80, passed away on Wed., Jan. 27, 2010 at Tacoma General Hospital from natural causes. Janice was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Pensacola FL, where she met her husband LeRoy Bell, Jr. While in the military they traveled the world raising 6 children until the settled in Tacoma in 1965. Janice is survived by sons LeRoy, Paul, John, and daughter Michelle; 9 grandchildren, Nicole, Danielle, Brandon, Trevor, Christopher, Mary, Monica, Elana and Miles; 9 great-grandchildren, Christina, Ruby, Simone, Rosa, Veda, Draken, August, Sam, and DeWayne. Janice was preceded in death by her 2 daughters Marie and Linnea. She is further survived by her sister Regina, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Janice was a wonderful mother who left behind a beautiful legacy. Her memory will always live on in the hearts of her loving family and friends. Services will be privately held.