March 11, 1950 – June 11, 2023
Helen Kay Russell, age 73, passed away peacefully in her Mammoth, Utah, home on June 11, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Helen is survived by her husband, Harry Russell and her nine children Melissa (Scott) Robertson of Austin, Texas, Chad (Rachel) Russell of Lehi, Utah, Heather (Bryan) Braegger of Keller, Texas, Cory Russell of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Ryan (Melissa) Russell of Lake Elsinore, California, Travis (Brooke) Russell of Santaquin, Utah, Branden (Marcie) Russell of Heber City, Utah, Blake (Mandi) Russell of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Jennifer (Thomas) Richards of Orem, Utah, 6 brothers, 5 sisters, 18 grandsons, 18 granddaughters, and 1 great-grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Alnora Pease, 2 sisters, a sister-in-law and a grandson.
Helen was born on March 11, 1950 in Payette, Idaho. She graduated from West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington. After high school, she majored in Home Economics at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She married Harry Russell in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 25, 1972.
Helen was passionate about gardening and was an expert in herbs and sprouting. She was also an accomplished seamstress. Health was also a priority to Helen. She completed 3 full marathons and ran/walked at least 18 miles per week until the final few days of her life. Helen loved to travel including to destinations around the globe as well as Nauvoo and many LDS Church historical sites.
Helen was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She particularly loved attending the temple her whole life. For the past 30 years, she has attended the temple at least weekly.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:30am at the Genola LDS Meetinghouse on 50 N Main St, Genola, Utah. A viewing will precede the funeral service at 10:00am.