April 07, 2009 –
Marguerite Bell Wells, 101, died February 6, 2009 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Marguerite was born on July 13, 1907 in Holton, Kansas on the Potawatomi Indian reservation to Frank Russell and Alma Barnes Shepard. She was raised there until the age of 12 when she moved with her family by train to Wendell, Idaho. She married Ira Lagrand Wells on October 15, 1924 at Twin Falls, Idaho. Together they had three children. In 1946 they moved to Stanley and lived there until 1976. Upon retirement, they moved back to Hagerman. When her husband had to move into a nursing home, she moved to Twin Falls to be close to her daughter living there until the spring of 2008. She then went to live at Snake RiverRehabilitationCenter in Buhl where she had many friends.
Marguerite is survived by her children, Ilene (Butch) Burr of Twin Falls, Neil (June) Wells of Sagel, Idaho; her grandchildren, Iris (Randy) Boyd of Filer, Richard (Paula)Achenbach of Orofino, Idaho, Ralene Ford of Kimberly, Bob Wells of Twin Falls and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sarah, who lived to be 114; her parents, husband, four brothers, and a son, Dale Wells.
Funeral services were held February 9, 2009 at the In His Name Christian Fellowship with funeral arrangements by Serenity Funeral Chapel in Twin Falls, Idaho.