Sara Alice Elizabeth Carruthers Bell Salazar

MIFFLINTOWN – Sara Alice Elizabeth Carruthers Bell Salazar, 86, of Mifflintown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born April 18, 1928, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John and Carrie (Catherman) Carruthers.

She is survived by four generations of her family including: six children, Sara Louise (Wilson) Bell, of Philipsburg, Donald Bell and wife, Marilyn, and Ronald Bell and wife, Melissa, all of McAlisterville, George Bell and wife, Renee, of Mifflintown, James Bell and wife, Mary Louise, of Port Royal, and Sherry Snyder and companion, Lucas G., of Millerstown; 19 grandchildren, Cathy Peters, Timothy Wilson, Tammy Wilson, Angela Beward, Donald J. Bell, R. Andrew Bell, Rachael Stroup, Christopher Bell, Mary E. Bell, Tami Bell, Kristi Arbogast, John Bell, Glenda Mesta, James Kilmer, Holly Kilmer, Ralph Snyder, William Snyder, Jeremy Snyder and Jessica Snyder; 41 great-grand- children; five great-great- grandchildren; and one brother, William Carruthers and wife, Mildred, of Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by: two husbands, Raymond S. “Pat” Bell, on Oct. 16, 1973, and by Epitacio “Pat” Salazar, on May 20, 2002; one son, William “Billy” Bell; and one sister, Mary Detra.

She attended Juniata Joint High School. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Empire Kosher, William Penn Nursing Home and Brookline Nursing Home.

She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and cleaning her house.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Ronald Shupe officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown.

There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sara may be made to First Baptist Church, 23964 state Route 35 North, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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