Russell "Russ" Prior(1936 - 2012)

Russell "Russ" Reed Prior
December 24, 1936 - October 17, 2012
Russ was born on December 24, 1936 in Northridge MA and passed on October 17, 2012 in Boise ID.
Russell served in the USAF from 1954-1959 and then went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard from 1961 until 1976 when he retired.
After retiring from the Coast Guard, he was employed as a chef in various restaurants in Fargo ND, Boise ID and Nampa ID until he retired in 2001.
Russell enjoyed traveling, his cat "Laptop" and making people laugh.
Russell was preceeded in death by his parents Eleanore Reed Prior and Edwin Tilson Prior, sister Gwendolyn Ruth Rogerson and brother Keith Tilson Prior.
Russell is survived by his siblings, Kendall (Grace) Prior of MA, Bruce Prior of NV, Pamela (Lee) Christian of MO and Candace (Layne) Christian of CA. Russell also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends.
Russell was laid to rest at Idaho State Veterans Cemetary in a private service.
You will be missed!


Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 24, 2012