Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Marion Dean “Bud” Russell Memorial
Marion Dean “Bud” Russell Memorial

Marion Dean “Bud” Russell

Marion Dean “Bud” Russell

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Marion Dean “Bud” Russell, age 86, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley.

Bud was born on May 17, 1931 in Cullasaja, North Carolina to John (Bob) Robert and Treva Frances (Teague) Russell.

Bud moved to Sedro-Woolley in 1948. He was united in marriage to Selah Ammons in 1952 in Birdsview, and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley where they raised their 2 boys.  He worked logging for Scott Paper for many years, and later ran his own business, Buds Dozing, operating heavy equipment. He enjoyed hunting, garage sales, and his dog, Little Man, who never left his side.

Bud is survived by his son, Gary Russell and his wife, Rose of Sedro-Woolley;  grandchildren, Jennifer, Ron Jr., Dena, Danielle, Ashley, Colton and Briana; siblings, Dorothy, Margaret Lucille, David, Betty, George, Keith, and Fran and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ron; brother, Clinton and grandsons Jason and Joe.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Eagles, 1000 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Marissa

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I too have felt the pain of losing some of those I love in death. I hope you are being surrounded by loving family and friends and taking care of yourself during this difficult time. The God of all comfort provides hope for those who have passed away and comfort for those who have survived. We are promised that our loved ones will return to us one day very soon. As Jesus resurrected his friend, Lazarus, and many others, you will see your loved one again. (John 5:28, 29) How the True God longs to do that! (Job 14:14, 15). Until then, may you continue to keep his memory warm in your hearts until you see him happy and healthy again one day very soon. Prayers and thoughts are with you . . .

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