Devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, Ile Russell, age 88, passed away peacefully June 17, 1991 in Murray, Utah.
Born December 5, 1902 in Woodland, Utah, a son of William Buckland and Marion Laddle Russell, one of seventeen children. Married his sweetheart, Addie Belle Lewis, December 19, 1924 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Very active member of the LDS Church, serving in every church organization. Served almost 40 years as a Bishop and as a High Councilman. Served as a missionary in the Southern States Mission from January 1925 to December 1927. He also served on the South Summit Board of Education for two terms. Throughout his life he maintained a great love for horses. He brought the first registered Quarter Horse to Utah from Texas. He was one of the original directors of the Utah Quarter Horse Association and later served as President of the Association. He was a registered judge for the National Quarter Horse Association and was State Chairman of the horse pulling competition at the Utah State Fair.Survived by wife, Addie; one daughter, Ray and Gloria Bethers, Kamas; six grandchildren, Russell and Sherri Bethers, Murray; Russ and Laura Preece, Christine, David Lyman, Daniel Steven, all of Kamas; Elder John Ile Bethers, serving LDS Mission in Argentina; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Merrill Russell, Kalispell, Montana; one sister, Mrs. Orin (Norene) Furse, Bountiful, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 21, 1 p.m., Kamas Ward Chapel, 100 West Center Street, where friends may call Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services. Under direction of McDougal Funeral Home. Interment: Marion Cemetery.
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