Russell Keith Dearden, 58, of Nampa, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at home from natural causes.
He was born Aug. 15, 1955, in Idaho Falls to Richard and Joy Bowen Dearden.
Russell leaves behind his mother; brother, Kurt (Ida); and sister, Marie. He was predeceased by his father, Dick; brother, Randy; and several special cousins.
Russ was a happy, generous outgoing person who loved life, his family and his many friends.
Russ was paralyzed at the age of 23 in a car accident. He always made the best of his situation. He was always grateful for all that people did for him, the people who drove him in his old van and for the aides that cared for him, especially Debbie.
Russ is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was sincerely appreciative of their love and support. He always was fond of the older members and called the ladies his 'other mothers'.
Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday, June 12, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell with Bishop Scott Barclay officiating. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.
Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.