Ruth Ryan Bell

Portrait of Ruth Ryan Bell Headstone Photograph


Harvey Carroll, Jr.
June 27, 1917
Caldwell, Texas

Ruth Ryan
Jan. 20, 1918
Caldwell, Texas
Sept. 19, 2003
Austin, Texas

June 6, 1942

Back of Headstone

H. C. ?Dulie? Bell, Jr.
Graduate, Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, 1939
Recipient, Bronze Star & Purple Heart ? 1944
Founder, Central Texas Equipment Company ? 1946
Member, Board of Regents, Texas A&M University System ? 1971 ? 1983
Master Hunter & Fisherman

Ruth Ryan
Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Friend

My Flesh & My Heart Faileth: But God Is The
Strength Of My Heart & My Portion Forever
Psalms 73:26
Full Name: Ruth Ryan Bell
Location: Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
Row:T  Number:24
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Harvey Carroll "Dulie" Bell, Jr. 
Birth Date: January 21, 1918 
Died: September 19, 2003 
Burial Date: September 22, 2003 

BELL, RUTH RYAN (1918~2003) Ruth Ryan Bell, wife of Harvey Carroll "Dulie" Bell, was born January 21, 1918, in Caldwell, Texas, to William Hancock and Nena Waller Ryan. She was the youngest of three children and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1936.

After graduation, Ruth moved to Austin and worked for the State Board of Education, which is now called the Texas Education Agency, and married fellow Caldwell High School graduate, Harvey Carrol "Dulie" Bell on June 6, 1942, in San Antonio.

Shortly after their marriage, Dulie, who was serving in the U. S. Army, was sent oversees, where he participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France. He was wounded on June 9, 1944, the same day Ruth gave birth to their daughter, Carolyn.

Following Dulie's return to the United States and discharge from the Army, the Bells remained in Austin, where Ruth was a member of the Helping Hand Society and helped Dulie get his new business, Central Texas Equipment Company, started.

Ruth, a 60-year resident of Austin, passed away on September 19, 2003.

Information provided by: Mr. H. C. "Dulie" Bell, Jr.

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