Alan Keith Russell

4 December 1946 - 8 August 2023

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Alan Keith Russell

Our dear father, grandfather, brother, and uncle Alan Russell passed away on August 8, 2023. He was born on December 4th, 1946, in Billings, Montana. Alan was the third of seven children born to Roy and Lorraine Russell. From a young age, Alan found joy in sports. As an adult he played and coached softball. He looked forward to Thursday night bowling league. He was also drawn to the outdoors both as a hunter and golfer where he relished his time with friends at Pryor Creek Golf Course.

Alan graduated from West High School in 1965. During the Vietnam War, Alan selflessly served his country in the US military. Following his service, he ventured into the oil industry, where he took great pride having a long career at the Exxon refinery in Billings and also with Aramco in Saudi Arabia.

In his personal life, Alan was once united in marriage with Rose (Hanson) Russell, and together they shared a journey that produced two loving daughters. Though their paths eventually diverged, their shared experiences were an important part of his life's story.

Alan Keith Russell
Alan Keith Russell

In his later years, Alan enjoyed traveling the country as a truck driver. He spent his remaining years in Arizona where he took great pleasure in phone calls and visits from friends and family.

Alan will be cherished and live on in the hearts of those who knew him. He is survived by his daughters, Roxanne (Clay) Allard and Kelly (Jim) Spanish, who will remember his guidance and support throughout their lives, his grandchildren Andrew, Lillian, Evan, and Elyse. He is also survived by his loving brothers, Roy (Pamela), Kenneth (Deborah), and Steven Russell, his caring sisters, Janet (Rubie) Euell, Sharon Koelling, and Rosalyn (Rick) Robinson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alan was preceded in death by his father Roy, mother Lorraine, and brother Terry Michael.

As we honor the life of Alan Russell, let us remember the passion he had for life, his sense of humor, his dedication to family, and the memories that will forever bind us to his spirit. May he rest in eternal peace. There will be a private remembrance gathering at a later date.

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