RUMFORD – Albert W. Bell, 72, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Church Street, Andover, and had lived in the area most of his life.
He was born in Lynn, Mass. on Oct. 20, 1923 and was the son of Kenneth and Daisy (Chase) Bell.
He had attended schools in Berkshire, Mass. During World War II he served four years with the U.S. Marines, including overseas in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 1st Marine Division and was one of the original Edson’s Raiders.
He had been employed at Boise Cascade Paper Co. for over 25 years until retirement in the early 80s from the shipping department.
He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed trapping, for which he was well known. He was a member of the Boise Cascade Paper Co. 25 Year Club; member Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion; member Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW; member Edson’s Raiders Association.
He was married in Hanover on Jan. 22, 1967 to the late Saddie Bachelder who died in Rumford on July 12, 1972.
Survivors include five daughters: Mrs. Virginia Penney of Merrimac, Mass., Mrs. Gene (Cynthia) Towle of Rumford, Mrs. Roger (Susan) Jones of Gray, Mrs. Alexander (Elizabeth) Beauchesne of Andover and Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Luttrell of Nashua, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and was predeceased by a grandson, Dale Penney who died in 1990.