William Richard Bell


William Richard Bell, 52, died on June 27, 2021, in Yakima, Wash. William was born Jan. 1, 1969, in Spokane, Wash., to parents Ross and Patty Bell. Bill grew up in the Tonasket, Wash. area, graduating from Tonasket High School.

Bill enjoyed fishing with his dad, and he loved his dog. One of his favorite pastimes was drawing sketches of family and planes. His sketch of Santa and reindeer was selected when he was in kindergarten for a Christmas promotion. Camping with his family was always a highlight. In his mid-20’s, Bill moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where he had many friends and a very special family that would visit with him, play guitars, and have dinner. Bill moved to Yakima in January of 2021 for health reasons.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Ruby McCammon, and Erma Sherwood; and father, Ross Richard Bell. Bill is survived by his mother Patty Bell; sister, Brenda R. Wilson; brother-in-law, Ron Wilson; three nephews; three nieces; three great-nephews; seven great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. A graveside service will be 9 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Loomis Mountain View Cemetery. Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

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