Boyd E. Russell

 

Boyd E. Russell, 90, formerly of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, died in Peoria, Arizona on September 10, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 at the Pine Bluffs Methodist Church with Pastor Lesley Matschke officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may visit http://www.cantrellfh.com to view Boyd's Tribute Wall and leave message of sympathy for the family. Memorials have been established to the American Alzheimer's Association. The local services for Boyd have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Boyd Eugene Russell (1926-2016) was born and raised in Kimball Nebraska. He met his wife Mary Ellen Nahrstedt while attending college in Lincoln, Nebraska. They were married in 1949 and lived and farmed in Dix, NE before moving to a farm north of Pine Bluffs, WY in 1954, where he spent the rest of his working life, raised their children and built a very successful farming business. Boyd retired from farming in 1991. He was a WWII veteran, a Mason, a past Pine Bluffs school board member and was active in the Methodist church. He also enjoyed flying airplanes, riding motorcycles and snow skiing. Boyd spent his entire life enjoying talking to and making friends with everyone he met. He never had a harsh word for anyone and was always encouraging when others were down, all the way to the end. He will be greatly missed by all who met him.


He is survived by his four children, Richard Russell (Lucy) of Cheyenne, WY, B. Eugene Russell (Nena) of Sterling, CO, Kenneth Russell (Diana) of Cedar Park, TX and Lynn Schneider (Ed) of Peoria, AZ. Boyd also has eleven grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Boyd was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen, his parents Gail and Lucinda Russell, and his brother Neil Russell.

 

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