Obituary: Inez Marie Russell |

Obituary: Inez Marie Russell

Inez Marie Russell passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2011, at the South Lyon Medical Center, Yerington. She was 88.

Inez was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Tracy, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Angie (Woods) Janto. She married Walter A. Russell in Van Buren, Ark., on Dec. 18, 1938.

Inez was a warm, generous, and loving woman, devoted to the Lord and her family. She loved cooking, entertaining, and being with friends. Her interests included traveling, flying, traveling by motor home, and painting. She was passionate about helping children and was a Camp Fire leader long after her children were grown.

Inez is survived by her husband of 72 years, Walter; son Bob (Laura) Russell and daughter Margaret (Ian) Curley; grandchildren Robert Russell, Brenda Russell, Becki Rogers and Troy Russell; great-grandchildren, Jessica Russell, Lauren Russell, Katie Russell, Shyla Hungerford, Alexander Russell, Ashley Snider, Myranda Snider and Ted Snider; and two great-great-grandchildren, Max and Paytan.

Inez’s graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev. A celebration of life will be at a later date at the Yerington Church of Christ. The date and time will be posted when set, so please check back.

Family and friends are invited to sign her online guest book and leave messages at

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Freedom Tree Program at the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery P.O. Box 1919, Fernley, NV 89408.

Arrangements are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Highway 208, Yerington, 775-463-2911.