Our beautiful mother and wife Gloria Jean Russell passed away December 15
2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Gloria Jean Lee was born December 19
, 1945 at Eaton’s Maternity Home in Shelley, to Roy Allen Lee and Elvada Landon. She attended school in Shelley and graduated from Shelley High School in 1963. She met David Russell and after a courtship, they were married on March 7
, 1964. Soon after marrying they moved to Bremerhaven, Germany where they lived for a year while David served in the Navy. They returned to Shelley soon after. Gloria and David were looking forward to celebrating their 50
Wedding anniversary on March 7
, 2014. They were best friends as well as husband & wife from the very start.
To this union was born 3 sons, Ryan, Brock and Erin. The family was later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Gloria was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served faithfully in many callings. She worked for RT French Co., Pillsbury and Basic American Foods as a lab technician for 40 plus years. She retired in December 2011.
Gloria loved reading and she enjoyed dancing with friends and family throughout the years, even teaching Middle Eastern dance for Community Education with her sister Linda Stoddard. Her greatest joy was her family and all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and traveling with David and her sister Linda. Gloria truly loved her Heavenly Father and all of her church family.
Gloria is survived by her husband David K. Russell, her 3 sons Ryan Keith (Kelly) Russell, David Brock Russell, Erin Lee (Cassy) Russell, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A sister Linda Lee Stoddard a brother, Kim Lamont (Wanda) Lee as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elvada and her father Allen Lee as well as her step father Andrew Elliot. Brothers Vaughn Lee (Rita) and Dale Lee (Jeana), brother in law Floyd Stoddard (Linda) and her daughter in law Kara Russell (Brock).
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Shelley 1
Wards Chapel (184 North Park Ave). The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley and Friday morning from 11:30 till 12:40 at the church. Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.