Harriett Bell

Executive Secretary

Harriett Bell, 79, who spent 26 years at Cooper-Trent Engineering Instrument Co. in Arlington and retired in 1985 as an executive secretary, died of dementia Jan. 4 at a nursing home in El Paso.

She lived in Arlington from 1946 until moving to El Paso in 1997.

Mrs. Bell was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and graduated from Minneapolis Business School in 1939.

In the 1940s, her jobs included secretary at the U.S. Army Supply Corps in San Francisco.

Her hobbies included photography.

Her first husband, Robert E. Guest, died in 1964.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Jimmy Bell of El Paso; a son from her first marriage, Craig Guest of El Paso; a daughter from her first marriage, Robyn E. Guest of Edgewood, N.M.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Anna Florence Johnson Boyle


Anna Florence Johnson Boyle, 92, a native Washingtonian who was a past volunteer for the Arts Society of Washington and the National Tuberculosis Society, died Jan. 10 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Boyle, who graduated from Central High School in 1925, lived in Washington until 1950, when she moved first to Takoma Park and later to Brookeville.

Her marriage to John Francis Boyle ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children, Evelyn Nolan of Brookeville and Philip Johnson of Laurel; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.