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In Memory

Eugene Russell (Russell) - Class Of 1939

In Memory of

Eugene Perle Russell

August 23, 1921 - August 29, 2012

Eugene Perle Russell, beloved father and grandfather, went to be with His Lord and Savior on August 29, just six days past his 91st birthday. Eugene was born on August 23, 1921 in McCook, Nebraska to Perle Evert and Anna Eliza (Delcamp) Russell.
After graduating from McCook High School in 1939, he moved to Denver, Colorado, then soon after joined the army, where he served with the 759th Railway Operating Battalion in North Africa, Italy, Germany and France, working on the railways during WWII. After the war he continued his career with the railroad, working for the Denver and Rio Grande first as a fireman, then as an engineer.
In 1953 he married Doris (Bower) Russell and together they raised three children in their Lakewood, Colorado home. As a family they enjoyed many camping trips across the Western US and after retirement in 1981, Eugene and Doris continued their travels with trips to the Midwest and eastern US, as well as Israel and Europe. Eugene was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan, and enjoyed many games from his recliner chair.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Jeffryes of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Barbara (Patrick) Braun of Clarkston, Washington, and daughter-in-law Diane Russell of Cody, Wyoming, as well as grandchildren Matthew, James, Hannah, Nathanael, Sarah, and Davis, and great-grandchildren Tiana and Davis.
He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, son Gordon, sister, Doris Parmenter, and brother, Carson. A memorial service will be held at Howard Moore Mortuary at 4345 W. 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:00am followed by a military honors service at Fort Logan cemetery at 11:15am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society in memory of Eugene's "child bride", Doris Russell.