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Rita M. Russell

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RITA M. RUSSELL Rita M. Russell was born Nov. 11, 1942, at McCook, NE, to Ivan Birdsall and Margaret Kennedy. She passed away Dec. 10, 2016, at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by her husband of 52+ years, Allan Russell. She married Allan in June of 1964, and from that marriage came two sons: Gene (Raeni) Russell, and Charles Russell; 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She has two sisters: Mary (Dave) Barnes of Ogallala, NE, and Peggy (Gregg) Thuman of Lincoln, NE; two brothers: Pat (Vi) Birdsall of Berthoud, Colo., and Bill (Lori)) Holmstedt of Paxton, NE. She and her family moved to Pahrump, Nev., in 1971. She enjoyed her Bible, Bible studies, and her new church, South Valley Baptist Church. She also enjoyed cross-stitching the birth announcements of her many, many grandchildren. Rita was an avid reader, loved to travel, took up learning Italian and Spanish, and to play the piano, well into life. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones and friends. A funeral will be held at the Pahrump Family Mortuary, 5441 S. Vicki Ann. Rd., Pahrump, Nev., on Dec. 17th at 12:00 pm. Internment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Viewing begins @ 12:00 pm with services to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart Foundation, the Lung Foundation or to the Alzheimer's Foundation. She was very fond of all of them.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Dec. 14, 2016
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