Barbara E. Bell

May 3, 1951-July 26, 2021

Barbara Elaine Bell, 70,

Minot, died Monday, July

26, 2021, in a Minot hos-

pital with her loving hus-

band at her side.

Barbara was born May

3, 1951, in Bottineau, ND

to Willmer and Alvina

(Berg) Marzolf. She gra-

duated from Bottineau

High School in 1969 and

attended Jack’s Hair Styl-

ist College in Minot, ND.

Barbara was united in

marriage to Gregory Bell

in Bottineau, ND in Oc-

tober 1971. They made

their home in Minot and

were blessed with the

birth of a son, Stewart.

Barbara was employed

in the Minot Public

School system for over

twenty years in the hot

lunch program. She loved

cooking in the kitchen

and treasured the relation-ships she made during

her tenure.

Barbara was a member

of First Lutheran Church,

Minot and Our Saviors

Lutheran Church, Bot-

tineau. She also enjoyed

reading, tending to her

flowers and her “quiet

time” sitting on the deck.

Barb loved to make cakes

and other treats for family

and friends. Chocolate

was her favorite in-

gredient and Sunday

dinners were only com-

plete with a homemade

dessert. She will be

missed deeply by all who

shared in her life.

Barbara is survived by

her loving husband of

nearly 50 years, Greg, and

son Stewart, both of

Minot; sisters Lori Plad-

son, Bottineau, ND, and

Linda Light, Souris, ND;

brothers Tim Marzolf and

David Marzolf, both of

Bottineau, ND along with

numerous nieces and


Barbara was preceded

in death by her parents

and sister Donna


Celebration of

Barbara’s Life: 1:00 p.m.

Friday, July 30, 2021, at

First Lutheran Church,

Minot. To view a lives-

tream of the service, or to

share memories and con-

dolences, access her obi-

tuary page at www.



Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation will be held

on Thursday, July 29,

2021, from 6:00 p.m. until

8:00 p.m. at the Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


Memorials are pre-

ferred to an organization

of the donor’s choice.