Funeral services for Clayton Eugene Russell, 79, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Glendo High School Gymnasium in Glendo, Wyoming with Jim Wilson officiating. Inurnment will be at Reader Mountain on the Russell Ranch west of Glendo.
Gene Russell died Saturday, December 9, 2012 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Gene was born August 14, 1933 in Wheatland, Wyoming the son of Clayton Dexter and Clarissa Martina (Christiansen) Russell. Gene was reared on the Russell Ranch and received his education in the Glendo school system, and graduated from the Glendo High School in 1951. He worked his entire life on the Russell Ranch on Horseshoe Creek west of Glendo. He worked with his parents showing Hereford cattle and selling registered Hereford bulls.
Gene was married to Lola M. (Nolke) Walker on January 3, 2000 in Douglas, Wyoming. He enjoyed following his grandchildren in their many activities they participated in.
He was a member of the Hereford Association, life member of the Farm Bureau, was a 4-H leader in Platte County, member of the Rural Glendo Fire Department, served as the chief, and was a past member of the Platte County Hospital board. He enjoyed collecting toy tractors and working tractors.
He had received the conservation award from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Gene is survived by his wife, Lola Russell, of Glendo; step-children, Mary Ann Simpson of Torrington, Wyoming, Dwight Walker of Glendo, Fred Walker of Ardmore, South Dakota, and David Walker of Torrington; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Russell, on April 18, 1987 and his mother, Clarissa Russell, on September 10, 2001.
A memorial to the Glendo Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 404, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 or to the Rural Glendo Fire Department, P.O. Box 123, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 would be appreciated by the family.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Walker, Fred Walker, David Walker, Jason Walker, Todd Walker, and all of his many friends.
Gorman Funeral Home – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com