Obit: Bell, Hedy Elizabeth (1916 - 2010) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Bell, Kaminski, Poziombka, Brennan 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 9, 2010 

Bell, Hedy Elizabeth (2 April 1916 - 2 June 2010) 

Hedy E. Bell, 94, of Neillsville passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at home. 

Hedy Elizabeth Poziombka was born April 2, 1916, in the Township of Pine Valley, daughter of August and Frances (Kaminski) Poziombka.  She attended Happy Hollow School. After finishing school, she met and married Patrick Brennan, and they moved to California during WWII. They were later divorced.  She worked at a drug store for 33 years.  She later married Howard Bell, and this marriage ended in divorce. 

She loved gardening in her flower garden and was very active in various garden clubs on the West Coast.  Hedy even credentialed to judge in flower shows on the West Coast, driving some hundreds of miles by herself. She bought a few acres of land in the Mojave Desert during the late 1960s and turned it into an unbelievably lush garden in the 28-odd years she lived there, which was a major achievement.  She also volunteered at nursing homes and polling sites during elections.  Hedy always grabbed life by the horns and lived according to her terms. 

Hedy is survived by her grandson, Michael Brennan, of California and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Fredrick Brennan; brothers, Joseph, Victor, John and Alex; and sisters, Gertrude, Josephine, Clara, Lillian, Saraphine, Katherine and Rose. 

Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Neillsville. 

Online condolences may be offered at  

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, is serving the family. 



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