Vivian C. Russell, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Vivian was born on April 9, 1928 in Port Angeles, WA, the daughter of James & Phoebe (Gaboury) Davidson. She was raised and attended school in Port Angeles, graduating from Port Angeles High School with the class of 1946. She then graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Business Degree in 1950.
On December 29, 1950 she was united in marriage to Terry Russell and they made their home in several locations with Terry’s occupation with the Park Service. They settled in Sedro-Woolley in 1960.
Vivian was the epitome of a mom, raising her children, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, canning foods, sewing clothes and keeping the books straight for Terry’s sporting goods business. She was a longtime member of the Central United Methodist Church and was part of the founding group that organized the Open Door Community Kitchen at the church in 1989.
Vivian is survived by her children, Renee Swanson and husband Mike of Lyman, Cheri Russell of Edmonds, David Russell and wife Janelle of West Seattle, Stacey Olsen of Sedro-Woolley and Wade Russell and wife Kara of Pullman; Ten grandchildren, Erich, Matt (Lindsay), Kyle (Jenny), and Katie Swanson, Stephen & Sean Olsen, and Ava, Phoebe, Lauren and William Russell; four great-grandchildren, Gia, Zola, Max and Bennett Swanson; brother, Darold Davidson and wife Bonnie and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents, husband Terry, and two brothers, Ray & Melvin Davidson.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Central United Methodist Church in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Colin Cushman officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Vivian’s name to the Open Door Community Kitchen at Central United Methodist Church in Sedro-Woolley. Interment will be at the Hamilton Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel.