January 31, 2020
With profound sorrow our family mourns the passing of our beloved matriarch, Ginger Bell. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Samuel and Lena Goodkin. After high school in Fort Smith, she chose and attended the University of Minnesota where she met her husband Martin Bell. It was love at first sight and one year later they were married, she was 19 and he was 20 and together lived a 66 year love affair. Mother of two, she leaves behind her loving husband Marty, cherished and loving daughter Melissa Gewolb, loving son-in-law, David Gewolb. Her beloved and devoted son Scott Bell preceded her in death in 2018. Also preceded in death by brothers-in- law, Robert Bell and Sherman Bell. She loved and adored her grandchildren, Todd Gewolb, Barry (Julia) Gewolb, Remy Bell, Zach Bell and great-granddaughter, Lila Gewolb, beloved brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Barbara Goodkin; sisters-in-law, Sandra Wallack, Debbie Bell and Cecila Bell; brother-in-law Edwin Bell and sister-in-law Caroline; cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished, adopting friends who were brought into the family. Ginger established herself as the matriarch of this family and built a strong and loving family which she tended to and loved. She loved to travel with her family and friends and did so, extensively touring the world with her husband. She was a 60 year member of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation, a member of Oak Ridge Country Club, and other religious, charitable organizations and with family was charitable to community, all her life. She was fashionable, a striking beauty who possessed a Southern charm and graciousness throughout all her life. She and her husband wintered in Florida the past 40 years where she made remarkable friends and was a charming and gracious hostess there as well as in Minnesota. She was a beautiful dance partner and enjoyed her many card clubs and social friendships. A special thanks to her caregivers, who tended to her these past three years with love and affection while she was afflicted by an incurable illness, which never controlled her mind or spirit but debilitated her body. A special thank you to Rabbi Barry Cytron, Rabbi Harold Kravitz, Dr. Victor Sandler and Dr. Alan Divine for their guidance and radiating love during her illness. She was also attended to by her loving family and friends. Funeral service 1:30 MONDAY February 3rd at ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION, 10500 Hillside Lane W., Minnetonka. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the donor's favorite charity. SHIVA, 7:00 pm. MONDAY and TUESDAY in the community room at the family's residence.
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