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Heaven gained a very special angel on October 2, 2023 as Michelle Victoria Bell, 58 of Idaho passed away. She was born February 9, 1965, to Philip Bell and Glenda Cain in Santa Cruz, California.
Growing up, Michelle spent many of her early years in Arkansas and California with her family. Michelle enjoyed lots of things growing up but a few of her favorites was her horse, Rango, and various sports.
Michelle has more cousins than there is room to write names down but when they were together, they caused more trouble and gave their parents more gray hairs than they would care to admit.
Michelle married her first husband, Harold (Jamie) Spiller on April 20, 1984. With this marriage, she gained 2 beautiful daughters, Jacqueline Spiller and Sara Spiller; and eventually had two of her own handsome sons, Philip Spiller and Edward Spiller. Michelle and Jamie lived an adventurous life that involved many moves, which began when they moved to Idaho in 1992.
Through the years, Michelle unofficially adopted more children than she could count. If you were a friend of any of her children, you were automatically her child too and she was your “momshell”.
Michelle's adventures took her to Montana where she continued to expand her wealth of friends and eventually met her second husband, Brian Grove. They were married on November 6, 2017. Michelle officially gave Brian the family that he never knew he needed and with that it gave Brian a whole new lease on life as they shared her joys and happiness. In true Michelle fashion, her adventures didn't stop there as they moved to Washington and eventually back home to Idaho so they could be near family.
As her children grew up and blessed her with grandchildren, her life had a whole new purpose. She was focused on enjoying time and making memories with all of her children and grandchildren. She didn’t care if it was a crazy art project, painting a picnic table (if you know Michelle it was always grandkid led projects), adventures around the treasure valley and even road trips - it was about having fun, laughing and making memories.
Michelle worked a wide variety of jobs in her life but above all else she loved working with the schools and kids because that was what gave her the most joy.
Those that know Michelle knew she was only a phone call away and if you ever needed anything, even if it was just to say hi, she was there for you. She never thought twice about helping anyone and would give the shirt off her back if she thought it would improve their day or make them smile.
Michelle's most recent adventure in life led her to owning her own business of reselling books, which sparked a love for reading in all of her grandchildren.
Michelle will be missed dearly by all that had the wonderful opportunity to know her. While we know she is not here with us each day we know she will be watching over each and every one of us…in true “Mom Shell” or “Grandma Shell” fashion.
Michelle is preceded in death by her brother Harold William Bell August 12, 1993, her mother Glenda Carolyn Cain March 18, 1994, and her father Philip Eugene Bell August 29, 2021.
Michelle is survived by her husband Brian Grove, her children's father Harold (Jamie) Spiller, their children Jacqueline (Ross) Toy, Sara (Jeremy) Vuong, Philip (Shanna) Spiller, Edward (Mackenzie) Spiller, a brother Mike Bell, and many grandchildren and extended family.
A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmet, Idaho. A graveside burial service for family and close friends will be on October 11, 2023 at 11:30 AM at Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, Idaho. The family encourages all family, friends and anyone that had the honor of knowing Michelle or her family to join them for a celebration of life service at 1:00 PM at Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho.
After the service at Potter Funeral Chapel, we will be having an early dinner for any and all who knew Michelle and the family, and in true Mom-Shell fashion everyone will leave with a full belly and heart. We are waiting for the weather to decide if we can hold it outdoors, and we will direct any who wish to attend where the dinner will be held during the Celebration of Life.
Due to the very unexpected and sudden loss of Michelle, anyone that would like to contribute to Michelle's final expenses can do so by donating through Cash App Donation code of KMR2B8J - or the direct link of: https://cash.app/app/KMR2B8J. The family sincerely appreciates any and all assistance and support during this difficult time.