Terry Russell, age 66, passed away suddenly at his home on September 24, 2021 in West Valley City, Utah. Terry was born on September 3, 1955 in Murray, Utah to Orvid and Trena Russell and was the youngest of 6 children. He met the love of his life, Laura Maher, in 2012. They married on June 1, 2013 and were later sealed in the LDS Temple on October 10, 2014.
Terry loved crocheting, music, classic cars, making jewelry, and the outdoors. He enjoyed making people laugh and telling jokes. Christmas was his favorite time of year. The holiday countdown was his Superbowl. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus and bringing joy to everyone.
Terry is survived by his wife Laura; his children Sheldon (Julie) Russell, Justin (Jody) Russell, Natalie (Eric) Pauly, Kelly Wanner, Joe (Jesscia) Gemaehlich, David (Stacie) Russell, Christopher (Amber) Russell; 27 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Terry is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Charles, brother in-laws Mike and Duane, sister in-law Sharon, and his favorite dog Chico.
A viewing will be held September 30, 2021 from 600 to 800 pm at the Heritage Ward Church on 4634 West Harmon Drive (3700 South) West Valley City, Utah. Funeral services will be held on October 1, 2021 at 200 pm at 4634 West Harman Drive (3700 South) West Valley City, Utah with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment Redwood Memorial Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road following funeral services.
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