Allen Lee Bell |

Allen Lee Bell

Allen Lee Bell of Glenwood Springs died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He was 61.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 12, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs, with the Rev. Jeff Carlson officiating.

Mr. Bell was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Berkeley, Calif., to Nella M. Dustin and Clifford Bell. He spent his childhood in Stockton, Calif., and attended Trinity Lutheran School. He graduated from Franklin High School.

He also earned two degrees in electronics engineering.

Mr. Bell served for four years in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in San Pedro, Calif.

He married Connie Bell on June 21, 1980, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood Springs.

He had a 35-year career as a professional broadcaster, and spent 26 of those years in Glenwood Springs as president and general manager of KMTS/KGLN radio stations.

He started everyone’s morning with a bright, cheery voice with his music and talk show. He was completely dedicated to his love of broadcasting. He also built the microwave station on Red Mountain and maintained it as necessary.

He was an active member of the Ham Radio Club of Glenwood Springs, and loved building model planes and rockets. He also enjoyed camping and boating.

As a Canyon Creek resident, Bell videotaped key moments in the Storm King Fire. The footage was later used by Channel 7 News, National Geographic and the History Channel.

When called upon, Mr. Bell was also willing and able to devote his time to various community service projects. He will never be equaled as a person, and the world is a better place because of him.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, David B. and Pearl V. Dustin.

Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Connie Bell of Glenwood Springs; by his mother and stepfather, Nella M. and Hal W. Burch of Sequim, Wash.; by his son, Christopher Bell of Glenwood Springs; and by a brother, Mark Burch of Colorado Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bell’s name at Alpine Bank.

Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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