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James R. "Jim" Russell

Died: Mon., Jun. 18, 2018

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 23, 2018
Location: Florence Fire Hall

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James R. Russell, 82, of Florence passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 13, 1935 in Livingston)MT. Jim served in the United States Air Force from 1953 - 1957. Shortly after being honorably discharged, he met Charlotte McClain in Philipsburg, MT. Jim and Charlotte were married on August 8, 1958. They made their home in Florence, MT where they raised their four daughters. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, four daughters; Barb Roberts (John), Andrea Jensen, Robbi Russell (lshmail) and Rhonda Anderson (Jesse), seven grandchildren; Ashley (Kevin), Kent (Shae), Brook, Morgan, ZaKhara, Aaliyah, Tayah and siblings Viola Kistle (John), Emory Russell (Barbara), Tom Russell (Bonnie) and Darlene Purser. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his animals, refinishing furniture, gardening and playing practical jokes. A tough but gentle soul, Jim will be dearly missed. Honoring Jim's wishes cremation has taken place and no services are planned. The family invites you to a time of sharing memories and fellowship at the Florence Fire Hall at 234 Holloway Lane in Florence on Saturday June 23rd from 1 to 4 pm.

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Bill and Dana Darlington
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
So glad we visited with your family the first of June. We love you all and know you will miss Uncle Jim. We will too.

Cindy Llewellyn
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim at the mill. He trained me and was one of the nicest men out there. A true gentleman.

Barb & Ken Gebert
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Sorry for your loss, Charlotte. If there is anything you need or help, please don't hesitate to call.

Jenny, Ron, Nolan, Anders & Luke Schilz
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss Charlotte. Jim was well loved. He welcomed each of us. You were both a blessing to our family. We wish you the very best. Sincerely, The Schilz's

Carolyn Kempa
   Posted Sat June 23, 2018


Charlotte, Barb, Andrea, Roberta, Rhonda and families, Thinking of all of you today. Carolyn Kempa (Holskey)

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