Irving Russell Waggoner, a 60 year resident of Everett, WA, joined his wife Pat and granddaughter Sheri Lee in death on April 19, 2014. Russ is survived by his children, Glenn, Eric (Ruth), and Michele; his grandkids, Chrissy (Milo), Billy (Erin) and Amelia; and great grandkids, Julian and Jacob. He also leaves his sister, Joyce (Gene) of California. Russ was born in French Camp, CA. on June 17 1928. He was raised in California, joined the Navy in late 1944. A veteran of WWII, where he received the Purple Heart, and the Korean War. He met his wife, Pat while stationed in Oak Harbor, WA. They chose Everett as their home. He then became an Electrician for the next 40 years for the local union IBEW 191. He was a 32° Mason. Russ was also an avid outdoorsman. Family Request donations in lieu of flowers to or Diabetic Association or Providence Hospice.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2014