Emily Jean Bell (aka: Auntie Em) departed this world on November 27th, 2020. Emily was born to Emery & Cecelia Delorme on April 13, 1944 in Red Lake Falls Minnesota. She was the oldest of 8 children.
Emily will be sadly missed by her daughters; Robbin (Scott) Hilgert, Tammie (Steve) Nasseff, Delinda (Timothy) Samec, Nicole (Raymond) Ralston – her grandchildren; Patrick (Brittany), Austin, Bryan (Whitney), Gregory, Timothy (TJ), Alexis, Chloe and RayRay – her great grandchildren Sophia & Harper and countless family and friends.
Emily was never a fan of cold weather so when retirement came, she hesitantly left Minnesota to soak up the Florida sunshine but always made annual visits back home to see her family. She gave a new meaning to being a “fair weather fan”.
Emily was not a complicated woman, she spoke her mind and was always willing to share her opinions, she had a work ethic like no other and took great pride in all she did. She was passionate, independent, loving, generous and she loved all people (except the “crabby” ones).
While Emily’s passing was abrupt and sudden, there are parts of her that will remain everlasting in the minds and hearts of those that knew and loved her. Emily found great joy in the simple things in life; a phone call, a card, a visitor, a good dance partner, a trip to Woody’s River Roo, a well-made vodka cloudy (or two), a good pair of needle nose pliers, a can of WD40, a good bargain at a thrift shop. Emily was a true patriot and proud to be an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary 325, she also spent countless hours volunteering with other local organizations in Florida.
We are grateful for the time we had, the love and memories that we shared, she has left her mark on the hearts of many. Emily will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights Minnesota in a private service with her immediately family.
Memorial donations may be made to support Hope Family Services.