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Betty Marie Russell

Betty Marie Russell

Betty Marie Russell, 83, of Medford, Ore., entered into eternal life Monday, August 23, 2010, at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Betty was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 19, 1926, to Leslie and Ada Evans. On July 6, 1946, she married

William Russell, who preceded her in death in 2002. They were married 55 1/2 years and had four children.

Betty enjoyed quilting, counted cross stitch, reading, playing scrabble, card games and going to Seven Feathers Casino. Her love of flowers and gardening was fulfilled at Fountain Plaza, her home for seven years. For several years she cut roses from the grounds and arranged them for all the tables in the dining room.

Betty's sense of humor and love of laughter was infectious, with her crazy hats, blinking lights and wild socks for all occasions. She really blossomed after moving into this new phase of her life.

Betty is survived by one sister, Mary Snook; children, Linda (Larry) Fields, William (Susie) Russell, Mark (Jan) Russell, and Charles Russell; five grandchildren, Candace (Joey) Mendoza, Bill (Cori) Russell, Kyle (Deanna) Fields, Danny (Aubrie) Cypert, and Casey Russell; seven great-grandchildren, Brock, Grace and Jasmine Mendoza, Curtis and Kylee Fields, and Caleb and Emily Russell. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; and her granddaughter, Terri Lynn Fields.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Safe Place, 1005 E. Main Street, Building A, Medford, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. Viewing is on Thursday, August 26, 2010, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The graveside service will be on Friday, August 27, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Her grandson, William Russell will officiate.

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