Jean Doris Russell, 93, of Amarillo, Tx passed away on January 24, 2023.
Services will be Monday, January 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., in First Presbyterian Church with Dan Carter officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Garden Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jean was born on July 12, 1929, in Hinton, West Virginia to P.C. and Mary Sue Bobbitt who then moved to Texas. Jean graduated from Monahans High School and later attended Amarillo College while working at Amarillo National Bank.
She married Dr. Woolworth Russell on October 23, 1954, in First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo where they were longtime members.
Jean was a member of P.E.O. Chapter CB, active in the Mildred Carroll church circle, and a member of Potter Randall County Medical Alliance.
Through the years, Jean was active in the Amarillo Symphony Guild, the Amarillo Art Center as a docent, the Speaking of Living Study Club, and served on the Board of the YWCA.
She loved playing bridge with her friends, enjoyed a longstanding birthday club, gardening, and her home. She was devoted to her family and treasured time spent with her two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, her father, her mother, four sisters, and one brother.
Survivors include two sons, David Russell and wife Kris of Fort Worth, and Steven Russell of Amarillo, one daughter, Diana Wright and husband Andy of Plano, and two grandsons, Corey Russell and Payton Wright.
The family wishes to thank Norma with Guided by Faith and her caregivers for their compassionate care over the last year and a half. Also, special thanks to Jean’s devoted son, Steven, who lovingly tended to her daily care and needs for many years.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison St., Amarillo, Tx 79101, or Amarillo Children’s Home, 3400 S. Bowie St., Amarillo, Tx 79101.
Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.
One Reply to “Jean Doris Russell”
Steven, I’ve said this before, but Please remember this: As one who has begun the walk that you are completing, no one can share in the sorrows, joys, and memories that you have experienced. Nothing but time can somewhat heal the gaping hole left by the passing of your mother. She loved you so much and was so proud of you! She told me of her pride in you almost every time we talked. Although you most certainly grew exhausted, at times, over the recent years during her diminishing health, she appreciated you more than you will ever know and no one can share the loving memories that are yours alone. Gary and my prayers are with you during your time of grief.
In HIS love,