Lloyd Alan Bell, 95, of Camarillo CA., WWII Veteran, passed away on Veteran’s Day November 11, 2019 at home, peacefully, in his sleep.
Graveside service will begin 12:00 noon November 22nd at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park 2052 Howard Road Camarillo, California 93012; Lunch will follow at the onsite reception hall upon completion of the service.
Lloyd Alan Bell was born on August 18th 1924 in Glendale California to Lloyd H. and Claudine E. Bell. He married Elaine Marie Sherman on October 19th 1952 in Santa Barbara, California and they were happily married 67 years. Lloyd enlisted with the Navy in 1942 and served on two different aircraft carriers. He was also present on his ship the USS Salamaua in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. For 24 years, Lloyd and his team worked building and operating various types of target drones at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and Point Mugu Naval Air Station to simulate enemy planes and missiles. An additional 6 years were spent at Vandenberg Air Force Base with the Bomarc surface to air missile defense system, designed to defend the continental United States and Canada against Cold War Soviet bomber formations. He enjoyed helping his children and later grandchildren with many varied projects and was always busy upgrading or redoing something around the house. He loved bowling, ping pong, a variety of outdoor activities, boating, and card games which he passed along to his family.
Lloyd was preceded in death by father, Lloyd H., mother Claudine and brother William “Bill.” He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughter Brenda and her husband Fred Vance, sons Robert and his wife Roxanne Bell and Alan and his wife Kristen Bell. He also leaves behind four grandchildren William, Rebecca, Eric, and Garrett; two great grandchildren Rocco and Kaila; and their beloved families and friends.
The family of Lloyd wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his wonderful in-house care givers, who made possible his desire to remain and pass at home with his loved ones.
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