Jeffrey W. Russell

1955 - 2021


Jeffrey W. Russell, age 64 of Fairbanks, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at his home with his loving wife, Lorraine, by his side.

Jeffrey was born on July 17, 1955 in Tuscan, AZ to Eugene and Kay (Willet) Russell. He moved to Alaska 45 years ago. He attended University of Alaska and was married to his Wife, Lorraine in 1979. He loved all things that Alaska had to offer and spent a lot of time getting to know the State’s history. He was a carpenter by trade and traveled all over the State. He had an adventurous spirit.

Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife Lorraine and his brother, Matt Russell.

The family would like to thank Dr. Swenson for his care and compassion during this time.

A Celebration of life will be held this Summer.

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Marcy Merrill

March 20, 2021 12:28 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss Lorraine.  I remember Jeff teaching me about the dogs and taking me for a sled ride (why he chose to take SIXTEEN dogs instead of six still mystifies was a mess when we went for a u-turn!)  Said a prayer for you!
-Marcy (Ninmer) Merrill

Cheryl Shepard

March 13, 2021 12:49 PM

Dear Lorraine,
We were sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
Cheryl Shepard and James DeLeonardo

Sarah Richardson

March 12, 2021 6:12 PM

Lorraine, I am so very sorry that Jeff passed away.  Please know I am thinking of you & hope time will heal.  Sarah Richardson

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