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Dorothy Russell

August 21, 1950 - November 2, 2020

Dorothy  RussellDorothy Russell August 21, 1950 - November 2, 2020 Dorothy was 70 years old when she went to meet Jesus. She loved God and family more than anything. Her faith in God gave her an overwhelming loving heart. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was an active member in the WCTU, Oregon State President and was the World treasurer for several years. She loved quilting and was an avid member of the church quilting club. She loved to sew, crochet and anything relating to crafts. She loved to give gifts, especially on Birthdays and Christmas. Dorothy loved making cards and never missed sending a birthday card to someone she loved. She loved to host parties, make cookies, pies, and candies. She loved going to the Home Depot Workshops with her Sister and Niece. She loved traveling the world, but especially enjoyed trips to the coast with her husband. Dorothy was very involved with her family and enjoyed hosting family get togethers whenever they were available. She loved her special lunches with her sisters and her best friend Mary. Dorothy loved 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas family gatherings. She loved kids and babies and welcomed them into her life with open arms. Dorothy loved to sing and perform in church productions, but most of all she loved the Lord.       

Her memory lives on through her family: Dorothy’s Husband Gary, Daughter Anarene and her 2 kids Grant and Logan, her Daughter Alicia and her two kids Jeremiah and Gabriela and her Son & Daughter in-law Jeremy and Carri Russell and their two kids Mikaela and Tyler. Her 6 brothers and sisters LaPreal, Linda, Waldo, David, Anarene and Hendria, their spouses and children. 

 A Graveside Service will be held at Hilltop Cemetery in Independence on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00am followed by a Memorial Service at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. NE, Salem, at 1:00pm

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Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary. God put you two together when you were young. He has been with you all these years blessing you over and over. 
Our deepest sympathy. Sending love and prayers. Karen and Terry

Dorothy was a great gift giver. One Christmas she sent me this framed photo from an early National WCTU conference.

White Ribbon sisters in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union are mourning the loss of sweet Dorothy.
We are wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories
to forever hold in your heart.
                         "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted."   Matthew 5:4

Merry Lee Powell
National WCTU President

What precious memories I have of Dorothy through WCTU--what a glorious day it will be when we meet Christ, and all the dear friends in Glory....God bless you, her family, in the days ahead--will be praying for you all.  JoAn Cook called me today and we had a good visit about days gone by.  Now we are looking for the eternal days ahead!  KEEP LOOKING UP!  Jo Strnad in Kansas

The sound of "welcome home" is something that every traveler longs to hear. It means that you are in a place where you are fully embraced, welcomed, appreciated, and enjoyed. Most of all it means you're in the presence of those who love you. (quote from Roy Lessin).

The time has come when Dorothy heard the voice of God saying "Welcome Home."

The wonderful memories of Dorothy will remain in our hearts. 

We had such fun times!

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Dorothy touched the lives of so many. None more then her family... She was our rock, being one of her sisters, has been the biggest blessings ever.... One of 7 siblings she was always there for us any time we needed her. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary, holidays were great family gatherings at aunt Dorothy's house... We will miss her always.... But She is home with Jesus