Alvin R. Russell was born November 9th, 1935, in Fowler, Colorado. He departed this life on November 25th, 2011, at the age of 76. Alvin was born to the union of Ray and Ollie Russell. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents and brothers--Ted and Jess Russell. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy J., and his children—Jerry (Linda) Russell, Kathy (Dale) Baughman, Rick (Dee) Russell, and Cherry (Dave) Aragon. He is survived by his brother, Floyd (Peggy) Russell, Marie (Raymond) Walters, and ten grandchildren (Chad, Brad, Zach, Szeth, Brittney, Shanda, Brock, Brandi, Justin, and Jared) and eight great grandchildren (Brendon, Kayla, Jayce, Zayden , Connor, Baylee, Kyra, Zailey) and numerous family and friends. Alvin retired from CF&I after 35 years of service in Material Handling. Alvin loved his horses and livestock and served as President of the Hillside Saddle Club. Throughout the years, Alvin enjoyed family gatherings, square dancing—and most importantly, attending livestock sales and was an excellent horseman. He attended Pueblo Christian Center where the services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Josh Richardson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donation to Diabetes Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Jerry and Rick,
    I just heard about your dad’s passing. I want to extend our condolences to both of you and your entire family. I enjoyed working with both of you at the Sheriff’s Office.
    Respectively,
    Rick and Mickie Oreskey

  2. Jerry and Rick,
    I just heard about your dad’s passing. I want to extend our condolences to both of you and your entire family. I enjoyed working with both of you at the Sheriff’s Office.
    Respectively,
    Rick and Mickie Oreskey

  3. Peggy: You and Alvin had a beautiful life together. I was sorry to hear of you losing your best friend, Alvin. You are a wonderful and strong person with a wonderful family to help you through these difficult times. My sympathy to you and all of your family. Love from

  4. Dear Friends:
    We would like to say “thank you” to everyone who has sent condolences, cards, flowers, and attended the Memorial Service held. The service was a real celebration of his life and we were blessed to have over 550+ in attendance. The days and weeks to come will be difficult; but, with the Lord by our side, we’ll be OK. Again, thank you-love to all.

  5. Grandpa first of all I would like to say that I love you so very much. Your great smile and wonderful thoughts will be missed so much. I think about you every minute of the day and keep you close in my heart. Grandma keep strong and I love you dearly. Your an amazing woman. Dad every time I look at you I see grandpa, Your an awesome dad love you all!!!

  6. Grandpa first of all I would like to say that I love you so very much. Your great smile and wonderful thoughts will be missed so much. I think about you every minute of the day and keep you close in my heart. Grandma keep strong and I love you dearly. Your an amazing woman. Dad every time I look at you I see grandpa, Your an awesome dad love you all!!!

  7. Peggy,
    I want to share my condolences with you. Mom (Leona) always spoke fondly of you two. You both were a blessing in her life.
    Lynn Stafford Allen

  8. I worked with Alvin for many years at CFI. I always had a great friendship with him and enjoyed his friendship. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  9. Dear Peggy and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Alvin’s passing. Your committment to each other and loving relationship has always been an inspiration to me. May God hold you in His arms through this difficult time and may you feel His presence near you.

  10. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have known your family for many years and have many memories. May God’s peace, strength and encouragement be yours in a special way. He will be missed, but is at peace and perfect rest now, safe and secure for ever more. We send love and our sincere sympathy.
    Verne and Nancy(Hubbell)Luellen and family

  11. Peggy, Jerry and Linda, Kathy and Dale, Rick and Dee and Cherry and Dave, We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you at the loss of your husband, father and friend. As you continue on your journey we pray God’s blessing on all of you and your families at this time.

    I can still see him driving his green flat-bed truck. He always had time to chat when I would see him around town. I loved his smile and laugh. When he did not have his cowboy hat on, I had to take a second look, it was his trademark. Pam

  12. Peggy, Jerry, Kathy, Rick, and Cherry although we have all been separated by many miles over the last 30 years I have many fond memories of the times together as our lives intertwined. When Pam called me the other night to tell me Alvin had entered eternity I felt the lost of a friend. You have our deepest sympathies and our prayers will be with you during this time of loss. I am sorry I can not make it to the service. I pray you find comfort in the arms or our Lord and Savior. Philippians 4:7 the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Chuck and Paula Andrew, Mulvane, Kansas

  13. The Heltibridle family, Don Jeanne Clint & Teresa, wish to express our condolences to the Russell family in their time of sorrow.

  14. WE are so sorry to hear about uncle Alvin. I am going to miss him. So sorry we could not be there at this time but know you all are in my heart. Love you all Jeanette and Buster

  15. Dear Peggy, Cherry and Dave, Jerry and Linda…So saddened to hear of Alvin’s passing. Praying that the Lord comforts you all during these difficult hours. We are never prepared to say good-bye and I know this week and the up-coming days will be such a challenge. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Peggy Kathy and Family. I am so sorry for your loss there are no words I can say to ease your pain….Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you .

  17. Peggy & family,
    We are truly sorry for your loss! Alvin was always such a joy to be around and visit with. He will be greatly missed and cherished in our hearts forever! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  18. Peggy,
    We were sorry to see about Alvin in the paper.
    We enjoyed our last visit. That was when we met Leona,Sally, and you in Denver.
    Take care of yourself.
    Edwin and Ina

  19. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please now you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time.

  20. Russell Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Alvin was one of a kind! He will truly be missed!

    Mark, Amy, Dillon, Blake, and Allison Brooks

  21. alvin was a great guy always pleasent to talk to may the lord rise him up to heaven where we all hope to join him some day god bless u peggy our family send its condolence to your family and may god bless you all

  22. Dear Mrs. Russell, Rick, Dee, Cherry and the entire family:

    I was so saddened to read of your husband’s (dad’s) passing. I remember all the good times we had at the SCHA and saddle club gymkanas. He was always so nice.

    May memories and the fact that so many people thought so much of him ease your pain. God bless.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Sudzy

  23. Peggy and family, we were so sorry to hear about Alvin. Don’t know if we will make it to the service but just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya

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