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Ramona Bell (Mrs. Art Bell) Dies
Unknown Country ^ | January 5, 2004 | Anne Streiber

Posted on 01/05/2006 11:30:07 PM PST by JennysCool

Art Bell's beloved wife of fifteen years, Ramona, died unexpectedly last night after an asthma attack. At present, the exact cause of Mrs. Bell's death has not been determined. It apparently took place during her sleep.

Until her death, Art and Ramona Bell had not been apart a day since they were married. Mrs. Bell had suffered from asthma for years, and took her normal steps to control the attack, which occured sometime last night in Laughlin, Nevada where the Bells were taking a brief vacation. Ramona Bell was 47 years old.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: amradio; artbell; asthma; cantcatchabreak; coasttocoast; coasttocoastam; obituary; pahrump; poorart; ramonabell; talkradio
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Art and Ramona

1 posted on 01/05/2006 11:30:09 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: BurbankKarl; doug from upland

Sad ping.


2 posted on 01/05/2006 11:31:00 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: JennysCool

I read this on another board but didn't have confirmation.

Bummer, I like Art, his guests are almost totally insane or charlatans or both (like the fake indian scam artist Robert Ghostwolf that died last week)

I'm sorry to hear this.


3 posted on 01/05/2006 11:31:54 PM PST by Central Scrutiniser (What would Jesus do......for a Klondike bar?)
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To: JennysCool

Prayers for all, cats included.


4 posted on 01/05/2006 11:33:40 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

Ramona was such a huge part of his life. I recall hearing him discuss her asthma before. Such a shame.


5 posted on 01/05/2006 11:34:07 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: JennysCool

Damn, I'm really sorry to hear this. She was way too young to go. He really seemed to love her a lot, so I don't doubt he is in great pain right now.


6 posted on 01/05/2006 11:42:10 PM PST by thecabal ("Now die monkeys and stop saying Muslims are terrorists,we are peaceful people!")
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To: JennysCool

It's shocking. Art is a great man, and from what I have heard of his wife, they were wonderful together.

Prayers for his family.


7 posted on 01/05/2006 11:44:27 PM PST by Simmy2.5 (There are more conspiracies at DU then there are on Coast to Coast AM.)
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To: JennysCool

What a shame. Way, way too young.


8 posted on 01/05/2006 11:44:59 PM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: thecabal
Never believed anything on Art's show except the fact that he loved Ramona....

Sorry to hear this.

9 posted on 01/05/2006 11:46:13 PM PST by paulat
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To: JennysCool

How sad and tragic. I feel deep sympathy for Art right now. She was his life.


10 posted on 01/05/2006 11:49:17 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: JennysCool

Damn. She seemed like a pretty cool person.

I always thought the show was silly, but I enjoyed listening to Art when I had an all night deadline to make.

Deepest sympathy for you and yours, Mr Bell.


11 posted on 01/05/2006 11:50:11 PM PST by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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To: JennysCool

Prayer bump for Art and his family.


12 posted on 01/05/2006 11:52:10 PM PST by Prince Charles
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To: JennysCool

Oh God, no! I'm sorry, Art. Freeper C2C-junkie thoughts are with you.

-Dan

13 posted on 01/05/2006 11:52:48 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: JennysCool

Prayers up for Art and all involved.


14 posted on 01/05/2006 11:54:15 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: paulat

Condolences to Art, though I doubt he reads this board. He earned his money by providing entertainment. I doubt he believes in everyrthing that went out over the air during his show.

I hope some good comes of this by highlighting the dangers that face even a mildly asthamtic person. Status asthmaticus is oftenn fatal unless agressively treated.

God bless Art and all concerned.


15 posted on 01/05/2006 11:54:39 PM PST by Lawdoc
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To: Lawdoc

Sorry about the typos. Typing in the dark :)


16 posted on 01/05/2006 11:56:09 PM PST by Lawdoc
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To: JennysCool; ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; airborne; albertp; andysandmikesmom; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

Sad news pings, may Ramona Bell rest in peace.


17 posted on 01/05/2006 11:56:55 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("Liberals out of power are comical-Liberals in power are dangerous!"-Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: JennysCool
Terribly sad news. I met Art and Ramona at a book signing at the Escondido Barnes & Noble in 1996. Nice people. As much as I miss Art's regular hosting of his show, the time off gave Art and Ramona time to enjoy some good times together. My wife is the same age as Ramona.
18 posted on 01/06/2006 12:01:06 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: JennysCool

Prayers sent to the Bell family. God bless!


19 posted on 01/06/2006 12:03:38 AM PST by Pro-Bush (We protect Korea's border better than our own!)
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To: BurbankKarl; Brad's Gramma; onyx

Sad Ping.


20 posted on 01/06/2006 12:04:29 AM PST by bd476
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To: JennysCool
Oh Noooo.....

Art really expressed his love for her in times past when we tuned in.









Prayers going up for Art and Family along with all Ya'll grieving great loss of earthly love.

Hey if anyone has a link to a Guest Book for Condolences that would be nice.
21 posted on 01/06/2006 12:08:38 AM PST by oceanperch (Don't Let Your Meat Loaf!)
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To: JennysCool; trussell
Very, very sad news...Art's life has not been very easy in recent years. Praying for his comfort during this tragic time.
22 posted on 01/06/2006 12:08:54 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: longshadow; RightWhale; Aracelis

Sad ping


23 posted on 01/06/2006 12:11:09 AM PST by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: paulat
Bump to what you posted.

However in our past travels for second opines in Medical advice ect...Art's shows kept my eyes on the road at 2a.m.

Going and Coming.
24 posted on 01/06/2006 12:12:32 AM PST by oceanperch (Don't Let Your Meat Loaf!)
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To: JennysCool

How sad. You could just tell that he adored her.


25 posted on 01/06/2006 12:14:57 AM PST by Marie (Support the Troops. Slap a hippy.)
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To: JennysCool
In Memoriam:

Ramona Bell


Art Bell's beloved wife of fifteen years, Ramona, died unexpectedly last night after an asthma attack. At present, the exact cause of Mrs. Bell's death has not been determined. It apparently took place during her sleep.

Until her death, Art and Ramona Bell had not been apart a day since they were married. Mrs. Bell had suffered from asthma for years, and took her normal steps to control the attack, which occurred sometime last night in Laughlin, Nevada where the Bells were taking a brief vacation. Ramona Bell was 47 years old.

Our deepest condolences to Art and his family.

Coast to Coast



26 posted on 01/06/2006 12:19:56 AM PST by bd476
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To: JennysCool

The edge of reality doesn't do justice to Art Bell; but over the edge of reality would. Sorry to hear that his wife died, but maybe one of his guests can help him establish contact with her.


27 posted on 01/06/2006 12:21:33 AM PST by connectthedots
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To: JennysCool

Oh my goodness. This is very sad. I just heard her with her mother a few nights ago.

Prayers up for Art.


28 posted on 01/06/2006 12:27:32 AM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach; A CA Guy; Tijeras_Slim; agitator

Sad ping.


29 posted on 01/06/2006 12:30:09 AM PST by bd476
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To: Myrddin

Never take your sweetheart for granted! 47 is just too young to go. Condolences to Mr. Bell. Very sad.


30 posted on 01/06/2006 12:34:13 AM PST by derllak
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To: oceanperch

You're a sweetheart! After all you've recently been through, you still think of others. Bless you, oceanperch! you're still in my prayers, sweetie!


31 posted on 01/06/2006 12:36:25 AM PST by derllak
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To: JennysCool
Sounds like an allergenic reaction to something to me. Very sad...

She's a witch, so which coven will be having the services?
32 posted on 01/06/2006 1:08:05 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
Allergic reaction... Bad typing on my part.
33 posted on 01/06/2006 1:09:59 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: JennysCool

This is sad. He had already lost his second love, radio, and now his first.


34 posted on 01/06/2006 1:21:25 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: paulat

I loved the insane guests, I could feel Art was mostly tongue-in-cheek with them. I remember him talking about the big wooden alien Rush Limbaugh sent him.


35 posted on 01/06/2006 1:22:51 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: A CA Guy

"..which occurred sometime last night in Laughlin, Nevada where the Bells were taking a brief vacation."

I was going to blame the cats, but I would imagine they stayed home.


36 posted on 01/06/2006 1:24:26 AM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: geopyg

You're a jerk.


37 posted on 01/06/2006 1:29:17 AM PST by paulat
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To: GeronL
I loved the insane guests, I could feel Art was mostly tongue-in-cheek with them. I remember him talking about the big wooden alien Rush Limbaugh sent him.

I agree...

38 posted on 01/06/2006 1:32:20 AM PST by paulat
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To: JennysCool

So sorry to hear of Ramona's death.

Prayers for Art and his family.


39 posted on 01/06/2006 1:56:55 AM PST by Pepper777
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To: JennysCool
Ramona was Art's 2nd wife, and he was nuts about her.

This toooootally sucks. They met at a radio station, when Ramona was still in the business and he was still married to his first (his first marriage was a shotgun wedding of sorts). I think Ramona was a station General Manager, or something. Apparently she was pretty wild about him, too.

The last 5 years has been quite bad to Art, actually. Some LV homo teacher raped his son some years back, and that teacher turned out to be HIV positive. What's more, the teacher KNEW of his HIV status at the time. I think that tests six months later proved Art's son did not end up contracting HIV, thankfully.

In spite of all that, Art did not go on to voice the kind of antipathy to homosexuals that I believe might be warranted, under the circumstances. I think this forbearance speaks to Art's good character.

What is more, at the time Art was dealing with this, there were some twisted shortwave radio fans who somehow latched onto the idea that Art was MOLESTING kids with absolutely no proof at all.

They were calling him up on his show and VOICING this stupid accusations --thank God for the tape delay. Still, the experience got to him, and I think he had arrived at a financial point that he didn't really have to put up with that kind of $hit.

So in summary:

1. His son got raped by a homo
2. He was the target of elaborate defamation of character
3. His beloved wife died

This is A LOT of bad stuff to put up with, and I feel sorry as hell for Art. I really like Art, and even if I, too, do not believe his show's material (like Art), I really like the guy.

I have never heard him wish ill on anyone --ever.

God gave Art a pretty special ability. I hope he never goes away. Even though he's rightfully crazy about his privacy, I feel like I KNOW him.

40 posted on 01/06/2006 1:57:17 AM PST by gaijin
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To: JennysCool

Jeez... this is very sad. My heart goes out to him, I know what it's like to lose the person you fall asleep at night next to.

Seems like C2C needs to upgrade the psychics and paranormals it has on the show, though.


41 posted on 01/06/2006 2:10:50 AM PST by djf (Bush wants to make Iraq like America. Solution: Send all illegal immigrants to Iraq!)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

I was making a long distance truck drive New Year's night last weekend and listened to the show straight through.

I found the show interesting.

Sad for him.


42 posted on 01/06/2006 2:57:19 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Aracelis

Your right he has been through a lot. I hope it doesn't effect his health any. It would be a real shame to lose another member of the Bell family.


43 posted on 01/06/2006 3:04:49 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: gaijin

He also has some serious back problems, which I believe was the reason for his semi-retirement.

I haven't listened to the show for years so don't know if that problem has been taken care of or not.


44 posted on 01/06/2006 3:07:24 AM PST by somedaysoon
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To: GeronL
I loved the insane guests, I could feel Art was mostly tongue-in-cheek with them. I remember him talking about the big wooden alien Rush Limbaugh sent him.

Art is one hell of a interviewer. You could tell when his BS meter would go up. Radio hosts could learn a lot from both Art and Rush.

45 posted on 01/06/2006 3:09:10 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead

I'd listen to his show on the way back from somewhere late at nite in the car, or occasionally at home when I was listening to something else and Art Bell followed the program I was listening to and I was too lazy to change the channel or turn off the radio. Then I'd get hooked on the hokem. It was pure baloney generally, but I liked it anyway, and some of the topics were pretty interesting in their own out of this world way. My sympathy goes out to Mr. Bell on the passing of his wife. May she RIP.


46 posted on 01/06/2006 3:29:59 AM PST by flaglady47
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To: somedaysoon
For a short time, Art was a telephone lineman. One day he finally had an accident and slipped down the pole, striking the ground at the bottom and hurting his back in the process.

I have bad back problems, too, even as athletic as I am. This is another thing Art and I have in common.

47 posted on 01/06/2006 3:34:51 AM PST by gaijin
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To: JennysCool

How terribly sad. Art always has spoken about Ramona in much a affectionate and respectful manner. You can tell there was a strong and genuine love between them. I am sure he and his family are in total shock. It is Sending lots of prayers their way


48 posted on 01/06/2006 3:54:31 AM PST by foolscap
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To: gaijin

wow

you take a thread about Art's wife passing and turn it into a "homo" bashing thread.

Kick of YOUR high heels, remove your lipstick and take off your wig a while ... relax! Talk about over compensating ..


49 posted on 01/06/2006 4:24:38 AM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: gaijin
Thanks for an interesting summary that puts things into a better light. Art was an amateur radio operator and was always promoting the hobby, not acting the part of a broadcast professional snob.

While I have poked fun at C2C callers & antics in the past, this news is very sad and condolences to someone who obviously loved his wife very much. Thats something you don't hear about as often nowadays, especially from the left coast.

50 posted on 01/06/2006 5:09:49 AM PST by add925 ("Never Interfere with a Lifestyle that Thins Out the Liberal Herd" - Me)
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