Frank D. Bell, 86, passed away December 7, 2020. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a long time resident of Arizona before moving to Colorado Springs, CO upon his retirement. He was a High School Principal at Camp Verde High School (Camp Verde), Bradshaw Mountain HS (Prescott Valley), Page HS (Page), Willcox HS (Willcox),and Tombstone HS (Tombstone).

Frank was born on January 24, 1934 to Wilbur Bell and Hazel (Maxwell) Bell in Butler, Pennsylvania. On November 28, 1958 he married Anita Zanardi in Tempe, Arizona. Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed watching football, playing BINGO, and never met a person he didn’t like. He was a graduate of Butler Senior High School in Butler, Pennsylvania (1953), Arizona State College at Tempe in Tempe, Arizona (1957), and Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California (1969). He was a four year letterman in football at Arizona State College. He was inducted into the Butler Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife Anita. He is survived by his three daughters Patti (Greg) Berens, Barbara (Randy) Price, and JoAnn (Bob) Nance; ten grandchildren Clinton (Sharon) Price, Billy (Lanie) Price, Christie (Josh) Van Skike, Stephen (Megan) Berens, Cat Nance, Robert Nance, Bryanna (Jerry) Boone, Will (Jennie) Nance, Zach Bell-Nance, and Thaddeus Nance; and nine great-grandchildren Connor Price, Kellen Price, Ashley Price, Cindy Price, Iris Nance, Rhett Berens, Lily Nance, Mikey Nance, and Bridget Berens.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring of 2021.

Memorials in Frank’s name may be made to the

Alzheimer’s Association

25 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17

Chicago, IL 60607

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This Obituary Has 4 Condolences

  1. So sorry for your lose. I am honored to get to know Frank and enjoy our time together. He was such a kind loving man.

  2. Mr. Bell was a very good friend, you couldn’t ask for a better gentleman. Barbara, thank you for sharing your dad with us. He will be missed and loved very much. Noel and Arlene Forsyth

  3. So sorry for his passing. I always loved to visit with Frank, he was easy to talk to. May the Lord give peace and comfort to the family.

  4. Abbiamo avuto la triste notizia da Andy. Anche se sono passati alcuni mesi dal decesso, vi siamo vicini.
    I vostri “cugini” italiani!

    We got the sad news from Andy. Even if a few months have passed since his death, we are close to you.
    Your Italian “cousins”!

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