Vicky Bell, born on December 25th, 1944, in Abilene, Texas, peacefully departed this world on January 24, 2024. She was the beloved daughter of Jean McDonald Bell and William L. Bell, both of whom preceded her in death.
Vicky graduated from Abilene High School and went on to pursue her passion for dental hygiene. She worked tirelessly for the Texas Department of Health, where she eventually retired after dedicating years of service. She further honed her skills in various private dental practices in Abilene.
A proud alumna of the University of Texas Dental Hygiene School, Vicky was a trailblazer in her field. Her commitment to excellence and leadership qualities were evident in her involvement with the Texas Dental Hygienists Association, where she served as President. She was also a cherished member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.
Vicky's dedication to her community extended beyond her professional life. As the longest-serving Regent of the John Davis Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, she served with distinction for eight years. She also contributed significantly to the Abilene Women's Club, where she held the position of past president. Her influence extended to the Grace Museum, where she served as president of Los Aficionados.
A lover of nature and the outdoors, Vicky was a member of the Garden Gate Club and enjoyed fishing trips with a special group of Dental Hygienists. Her passion for skiing and spending time with her friends led to them becoming known as "the Texas gals" in Taos, NM, their favorite skiing destination.
Bridge was another of Vicky's joys, and she was a valued member of several bridge clubs in Abilene. Her love extended to her faithful companion, Cooper, her precious dog.
Vicky is survived by her forever friends, Lynda May, and Keith May, who mourn her loss deeply.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to your favorite charity in Vicky's memory, honoring her legacy of generosity and compassion.
A funeral service to celebrate Vicky's life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. May she rest in eternal peace, and may her memory live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.