Anne Forbes Bell

May 19, 1931 - June 21, 2012
Anne Forbes Bell

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Anne Forbes Bell went to be with the Lord on June 21st, 2012.

Anne was born May 19th, 1931, in Greenville, NC. She graduated from Greenville High School and received her RN degree from Norfolk General Hospital. She worked as a nurse anesthetist at Norfolk General, Bell Hospital and Williamsburg Community Hospital. In addition to caring for her family, Anne was an accomplished artist, member and president of the Williamsburg Junior Womanís Club and Williamsburg Garden Club, and longtime member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church and choir. Anne cherished her family and was a devoted wife, nurturing mother and grandmother, and loving sister and friend.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Ola and Edna Forbes. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Baxter I. Bell, Jr., children Baxter Bell III (Glenda), Clifton Bell (Laurie), both of Williamsburg, Marianne Bell Hark (Lee), of Durham, NC, and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear brothers, Ola, Tom, and Bill Forbes.

Special thanks to the staff at Williamsburg Landingís Woodhaven Hall for their gentle care and compassion.

The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, June 24th, from 6-8pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 25th, at 2pm at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, with burial following at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at

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Monday, June 25, 2012
12:00 AM

Williamsburg United Methodist Church - Directions
500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Monday, June 25, 2012

Cedar Grove Cemetery - Directions
809 S. Henry Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Sunday, June 24, 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • June 24, 2012
    Olive Jones says:
    Aunt Ann, you will be dearly missed. I will always treasure the memories I have especially, from my childhood when I would come to visit during the summers and the times at Myrtle Beach. You always made it a special time. God bless you and your family. Love, Olive

  • June 25, 2012
    Rodney and Diane Forbis says:
    B.I. and Glenda, we send you our love and prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. May God continue to strenghten you during this time. Rodney and Diane

  • June 24, 2012
    Bert Parr says:
    Dear Baxter: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. I never met her but from her picture she looks like a wonderful wife and friend. It has been a long time since we have talked, I guess the old college days. I want to thank you for taking care of my Mother. She always thought the world of you and your Dad. I guess there aren't many of us left. If you would like to chat sometime, please e-mail me. With condolences, Bert Parr

  • June 25, 2012
    Anne J. Morledge says:
    I am saddened by the death of Anne. She was a sweet, loving person and so very talented. I was privileged to know her in the Garden Club where she contributed such lovely floral arrangements. She will be sorely missed by her many friends. With sincere sympathy.

  • June 23, 2012
    BI says:
    We miss you mama.