Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Emily Dilworth Bell

Emily Dilworth Bell passed away peacefully on March 18, 2011, at Capital Care Center in Boise, Idaho, where she had lived for the last two years.

Born Dec. 15, 1914, to Joseph Gibbons Dilworth and Mariam Pendleton Howard in Carey, Idaho, (fourth of eight children). Three are currently living in Idaho. Orvis (wife Florence) Dilworth (Burley, Idaho), Marold Dilworth (Gooding, Idaho) and Leora Adams (Meridian, Idaho).

Emily attended Carey schools then the University of Idaho Southern Branch (Pocatello, Idaho) as an art major.

On Aug. 9, 1935, Emily Dilworth married John "Jock" Bell in Twin Falls, Idaho. The marriage was later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple (Dec. 21, 1963). Emily lived in Carey, Pocatello, Hailey, Coeur d'Alene, Surprise, Ariz., and Boise. Her primary residence was in Rupert, Idaho, where they raised their five children: Carolyn (Bob) Meline of Pocatello; Jim (Kathy) Bell of Boise; Jock Bell of Hailey; Marilyn (Phil) Layton of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Ina Mary (Sam) Beukema of Oceanside, Calif.

Emily and Jock had a great marriage for 49 glorious years, traveling and meeting family members in other countries. They also loved their time in Boise, where Jock served in the Idaho Senate. Emily was active with Legislative wives. Her recipes and drawing are still featured today in the Legislative wives' cookbook. She taught art classes and enjoyed her relationships with fellow artists. Emily's art was featured many times at the ISU student union. Her artwork will be appreciated by all for many years to come.

She was an active member of the LDS church all of her life. She served her community as county chair of the Democratic Party and president of the Rupert Women's Club. She was an excellent golfer and seamstress and an avid fisherwoman.

Emily had such an amazing life of sharing her knowledge, talents, generosity and kindness to all. Emily's greatest treasures were her five children, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and the memories they made.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings and daughter-in-law.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in the Carey LDS Church with Bishop Kjel Neilson officiating. The viewing will be held at noon prior to services. Burial will be at the Carey Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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