In Our Thoughts: Charley (C.W.) Bell, 1931-2020


We were sad to learn of the death of Charley (C.W.) Bell, January 17, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Charley had been a member of the Cowboy Poets of Utah; participated in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Kanab, Utah; and was a long-time part of and generous supporter of

His bio at tells that he spent his youth cowboying in the Cheyenne, Wyoming area and went on to college at the University of Wyoming. He was a college professor in San Jose, California, and retired from that and cowboyed again in Wyoming and in Utah.

Find some of his poetry at


Charley on his first horse, age 4.