Robert L. Bell Sr.



Robert Lenoir Bell Sr. was born August 31, 1945 in Laramie, to Lenoir Bell, and Irma Klink Bell. He attended Laramie High school and in 1963 after graduation served in the Wyoming National Guard until 1969. Bob was married to Rojean Gaskell Payne of Laramie, they had two boys Robert and Richard, as well as a daughter Rae Lynn. He and older brother John bought their first business in 1967 when they purchased Laramie Beverage. They went on from there to create several successful businesses in Laramie, and at his passing was co-owner of Glacier Ice and Bell Leasing.

Bob was a public servant who spent 16 years as a Laramie city councilman. He also was a life long member of B.P.O.E, and over 35 years as a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Cowboy Joe Club. He was instrumental in bringing Stadium of Fire to Laramie in 1990 and was a founding proponent and advocate for the Wyoming Territorial Park. He spent several years as Chairman of the Laramie Jubilee Days committee. In his later years Bob was a loyal follower of Cowgirl basketball.

Bob enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles (HOG member) and spent his time away from work riding all over the country, he was for several years an annual attendee at The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed driving at The Richard Petty Driving experience. Bob had a warm smile and a great sense of humor.

Bob is survived by the love of his life, Sue Morgan her daughter Cindy and grandson Justin Mullen. His older brother John of Laramie. His three children; Robert L. Bell Jr. of Lehi Utah, Richard L. Bell and his wife Katie of Issaquah, Washington, and daughter Rae Lynn Benson and her husband T.G. of Cibolo Texas. Bob also has 5 grandchildren Rhiannon Sorensen and her husband Jason, Mackenzie Zamarripa and her husband Josh, Karsan Benson, Aaron and Madeline Bell.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Baker Street.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Condolences (17)

  • Anonymous

    Sue, I am deeply sorry to read of Bob's passing. I enjoyed our time together in city government. Bob was a straight shooter, for which I liked and respected him. When I think of Laramie, my memories of him are near the surface and make me smile.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Sue, Our deepest sympathies to you and Bob's family. We apologize for not being able to attend the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and are so grateful to have known Bob and all he shared. Steve and Brenda Page

  • Marge and Elena

    Sue, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. We know he is in a comfortable and healthy place no more to suffer.

  • Ken Roberts

    Best job I ever had was working for Bob. A little light in the paycheck, but that was more than offset by the experience. He was a great mentor, and nobody has ever cared more for Laramie. I'm certain that he's already found a seat at Heaven's Country Kitchen, and he's probably already formed a committee to restore and preserve the Pearly Gates.

  • Joe Johnson

    Joe and Bunny Johnson To a very special friend that will not be forgotten and to his very special family. May God be with you for ever.

  • Joe Johnson

    Joe and Bunny Johnson To a very special friend that will not be forgotten and to his very special family. May God be with you for ever.

  • Rhiannon & Jason Sorensen

    Grandpa we so glad that we were able to get to know you and have you as our grandpa. We know that you are in a better place away from suffereing and the afflictions of this life. We know that Heavenly Father loves you and that because of the plan of salvation that we can be a family forever and see each other again. You are a wonderful man and you always made everyone feel loved. We are glad you didn't suffer anymore. We love you grandpa. God be with you till we meet again. Love Rhi and Jason

  • RoJean Payne

    Bob, our children, grandchildren and myself will always love you and miss you. We are so sorry for your unexpercted illness and suffereing. It was painful for everyone to watch and know what you were going through. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers and we know we will see you again in Heaven! Rest in peace as we have lots of memories and pictures! Love RoJean

  • Brian Anton

    I had the pleasure of working for Bob for two summers mowing the lawns of his rental properties while I was in school. His hard work ethic and dedication will stand out in my memory forever. Bob sure had a love of beautiful lawns. He constantly reminded me of this, by saying "Man, I sure do love grass." It was because of this that I made sure that every lawn always looked its best. I will miss him. My condolences to his family. We lost a great man. His contributions to Laramie and the community that he loved are unmatched.

  • Wes Hanson

    My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and Bob's family. I was fortunate to have met Bob through Sue during my time in Laramie. He was a great person and will be missed. Embrace the memories of an outstanding individual.

  • Rick and Beverly Duncan Wagner

    To Bob's family and loved ones: The Laramie High School Class of '63 leaves condolences and sincere sympathy to all of you at this time of Bob's passing. Peace and love to you all. Rick and Beverly Duncan Wagner

  • Anonymous

    My sincere sympathies to Sue and all of Bob's family members. Bob was a great friend that I will miss very much. We played a lot of basketball together always boasting who was the greatest. Of course Bob was the best but allowed me to claim my victories. We often talked about Politics and government failures both local and national. We were in agreement 99.9% of the time. We both enjoyed Automobiles and motorcycles. Bob was a super friendly nice man that was great testament to mankind. Goodbye Bob, but Not forgotten!

  • Mike and Dee Bott

    Mike and I would like to offer our condolences to Sue and the other members of Bob's family...Bob was known for his integrity. He was an outstanding businessman. There is no one I would rather do business with than Bob. Bob was known for his loyalty. When Bob believed in something or someone he was fiercely loyal. He stood strong for his convictions. He was tenacious. Bob was a friend. He always had time to stop and chat. Mike went to school with Bob and has many fond memories of the times they spent together. He shared some of those since learning of Bob's passing, always with a smile. Bob was a man of character and will be missed by many. Be at peace my friend. Mike and Dee

  • Irene and Jerry

    To Sue and the loved ones of Bob Bell Jerry and I wish to offer you our sympathy. Bob lived life with a lot of vitality and conviction. May your memories be a comfort. We know these recent days have been difficult and hope you may find increasing comfort in the days to come. We can not be at the service Saturday but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have been a great comfort to Bob. That kind of love is the best for which we can all hope. Irene and Jerry

  • Anonymous

    It has been an honor to work with and know Bob. Our family will be in Utah the remainder of this week and will miss the services. Bob has contributed so much to his family, friends and community. Joe Shumway and family

  • Dieter Sturm

    Bob's great sense of humor and friendly smile will be sorely missed by all of his biker buddies. We rode many a mile together and enjoyed every yard. He was respected and liked by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and calling him a friend. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Kristi Gaskell Bowen

    Uncle Bob, I loved your smile and remember you being so tall! You were an awesome uncle to me when I was a little girl. I am saddened by the fact that I had not gotten to see you for many many years. I will rejoice when we meet again in heaven! You were a very special person in my life and I know all who loved you will miss you dearly. Until we meet again.. via con dias I love you Kristi Lee (Gaskell) Bowen


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