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ALLAN E. RUSSELL Allan Eugene Russell passed away May 6, 2017 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas. He was born on March 7, 1941 to Floyd O. and Florence M. in a house at Ansley Neb. He lived about 4 years in Laramie, Wyo. during WWII, and after the war, his family moved to Paxton, Neb. in 1945. He graduated in 1959 and joined the US Air Force. After discharge in 1963, he worked at the Nevada Test Site, NW of Las Vegas until Feb, 2000, at which time he retired from the workforce. In 1964, he married the love of his life, Rita M. Birdsall. From this marriage, two sons were born, Eugene (Raeni) Russell and Charles A. Russell. They had 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, Rita for 52+ years, his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his reason for living. Allan and his family moved to Pahrump in 1972. He enjoyed reading his bible, Sunday school and his church, South Valley Baptist Church. Fishing and hunting were also high on his list, as well as working with wood. His wife, Rita passed away in December 2016. Services will be held at Pahrump Family Mortuary on May 13th. Viewing will take place 10:00-11:00 a.m., service will be from 11:00-12:00, after which a graveside service will take place at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart Foundation or the .
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on May 10, 2017
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