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Dr. Zelma Russ


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Dr. Zelma Russ Obituary
DR. ZELMA RUSS
Age 73, of Perris, California, passed away peacefully at her home on November 27, 2017. She was born in Tyler, TX on March 2, 1944 to Walter and Maude Gray. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Perris, CA in 1969. She was married for 48 years to Morris Russ.
Zelma was a life-long educator in the Inland Empire. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UC Riverside, Double Masters Degrees from CSU San Bernardino and her Ed.D from The University of Southern California. She was instrumental in the growth and development of the Val Verde Unified School District. Zelma retired from San Bernardino Valley College in 2012 where she served as Dean of Career College, CalWORKS & Workforce Education.
Zelma will be missed as a wife, mother, sister, colleague and friend. She was most known for her flair for fashion and her love and enthusiasm for sports. She is survived by her husband Morris; her daughter Alisa; her son and daughter-in-law Ahmad and Haydee.
A memorial service will be held at Perris Valley Cemetery on Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 6, 2017
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