Jean DeBell-O'Neal

Jean “Patsy” T. DeBell-O’Neal passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. She is survived by her stepson-in-law, Michael Wirtz of Santa Fe, N.M.; step-grandchildren, Brian (Maria Wirtz) of Auburn, Calf., Carla Wirtz (Chris Lamson) of Longmont, Colo., Lara Wirtz Fahnestock (Todd) of Englewood, Colo., Carmen O’Neal of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Caity O’Neal Turner (Josh) of Candler, N.C.; her nieces, Georgine Traver of Newman, Ga., Kristine Trites of La Crescenta, Calif.; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Jean was born on March 7, 1927, in Merchantville, N.J., the daughter of George and Jennie DeBell. Jean lived a rich life, full of exploration, education and adventure. Full obituary notice.

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