Lt. Steve Bell

A Memorial service for Stephen Lynn Bell, 65, will be held on Wed., April 25, 2018, at 11a.m. at the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Mount Taylor Ward Center with Bruce Pritchard officiating. An honor guard will be led by Grants Police Department. He was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Springerville, Ariz., and resided in Grants, N.M. Steve passed away on April 17, 2018, in Rio Rancho, N.M. Steve was a retired Grants Police Lieutenant, having served for 25 years. He had also served as the Director of Corrections Academy for New Mexico State University-Grants; and was the founder of, and administrator for Kops-n-Kids. He was a past Grants High School girls’ basketball coach and a board member for Crime Stoppers. Steve was an avid rodeo fan and was a participant in his younger years. Steve wore many hats, but his proudest was being a “professional Grandpa.” He cherished the time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as he was deeply loved and will be severely missed by each and every one. Steve is survived by his wife: Helen B. Bell; mother: Barbara Restow and her husband Charles with his son Ray and wife Kathy; children: Darrell Sanchez and wife Sandy, Jackie Sanchez and wife Linda, Michele Dodds and husband Michael “Keith;” grandchildren: Samantha, Stephanie Weinkauf and husband Stephen, Shyanne, Shaun D., Seth, Addler, Kolter, Kiernan and Kyler; great-grandchildren: Madelynn and Sterling; sister; Kathy Jones and husband Ron ;numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father: Edgar “Ed” Bell; sister, CarolynLangendorf; grandparents: Irvy and Lenore Bell and Robert and Almeda Balke. Honorary pallbearers include: Edwin Bradberry, Craig Vandiver, Fred Radosevich, Marty Vigil, Mike Jones, Bernie Martinez, along with Grants Police Department, New Mexico State Police, Cibola County Sheriff’s Office and all law enforcement officers past, present and future.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.serenityandcompany

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