Esther L. Russell, 87, of Buckley, WA, passed away on December 8, 2019. Born August 4, 1932, as one of 8 children, Esther remained closest to her brother Fred.
Esther married the love of her life Thomas L. Russell. The couple spent their years together in Buckley raising their son and daughter.
Esther loved being in her garden, planting and harvesting seasonal foods for cooking and canning.She was a culinary wizard, reading cookbooks like romance novels. It was her artistic passion and she kept her family healthy with homegrown chef-quality meals. Her hand-written recipes are treasured keepsakes. She loved sharing stories of her life and of friends and family with others. She was an avid reader, well informed on world events & politically savvy.
She cherished the Scriptural hope of going to heaven and she tried to live life as a good person.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Russell. She is survived by her son, Gerald Russell, her daughter Diana Young and her husband Joel; brother, Fred and sister, Shirley. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nina, Angie, Kevin, Kristina,Michelle, Codyand great grandchildren, Ollie & Teagan.
Memorials may be made to Buckley Eagles.