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Obituary: Austin Russell

Austin Russell

1918 ~ 2007

EPHRAIM, UT- Austin Russell was husband of one, father of 10, grandfather of 49, great-grandfather of 41, was dearly loved by all of them and will be greatly missed.

He was born November 9, 1918, two days before the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, and was married to Margaret

Johnson November 26th, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. His parents were Charles Lyman Russell and Vera Gibbons Russell.

He is survived by his 10 children, Michael (Shirley Howell), Pamela (Raymond Jensen), Stephanie (James Kvamme), Bryan (Charisse Howard), Kathryn (George Wouden), Melinda (Brant Layton), Julane (William

Sullivan), Mark (Erin Peterson),

Andrew (Kimberli Christensen) and

Jonathan, (Amy Green); by his brother Raymond Russell and his

sisters, Ruth Hathaway, June Smart, Ina Bulygo, Charlyn Sorensen, and Karma Bruin.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Iris Marchant and grandson, KamRay Jensen.

He was a man of almost legendary strength, ready to help anyone who needed it and was faithful in his church callings. He and his wife served a Family History Mission for the LDS church. They also spent a year in Mexico, which they enjoyed very much. His 65h wedding anniversary celebration last November was attended by all 10 of his children. A main branch of the family tree has been reaped, but the other branches and twigs are flourishing and proliferating vigorously. Austin and Margaret have always known that their family is and has been a great blessing indeed, and have been grateful for the love we all share.

We would like to say thank you to Hospice and Golden Skyline for the kind and loving care they provided.

Funeral Services will be held Fri. October 5, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the Ephraim 6th LDS Ward Chapel (10 S. Main). Friends may call at the Ward Chapel in Ephraim on Thurs. from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Fri. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Ephraim Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Magleby Mortuary, Manti. On line guest book www.maglebymortuary.com