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TOMLINSON, Russell Curtis Russell Curtis Tomlinson (49), loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Russell will be remembered as a kind, funny, gentle, and Godly man who wholeheartedly loved his wife of 13 years, Sarah, and daughters, Leah (11) and Kayla (7). Russell is also survived by his parents Russell and Merrie Carol Tomlinson of Austin, Texas; sister Candace Tomlinson, her husband Michael Meng and their children Eleanor and Garrett of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; sister Shelley Tomlinson and her daughters Haley and Abrielle Goodwein of Soledad, California; mother-in-law Rachel Bohmfalk of Dripping Springs, Texas; sister-in-law Laura Bredbenner, her husband Todd and their children Jack and Emma of Colorado Springs, Colorado; godparents Pete and Jane Calhoun of Austin, Texas; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was born on July 22, 1968, in Torrance, California and raised during his formative years in Los Alamitos, California. At age 14, his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he attended and graduated from Tom C. Clark High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for a brief time while attending the University of Arizona in Tucson. He had extreme fondness for his alma mater where he received his Bachelors of Science in Public Administration. Russell later went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration and Health Management Organization from Texas Tech University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law. He spent his career serving the people of Texas, holding positions with various state agencies, most recently at the Texas Department of Transportation. Russell loved spending time with his family and friends, especially with his beloved wife and daughters. He was enamored with nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He took great pride in gardening and enjoyed fishing, kayaking, history and traveling with his family. A service honoring Russell's life will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Hwy. 290 W. Austin, Texas 78736 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church or the National Park Foundation. Your generous donation will preserve Russell's love of our nation's history, honor our shared cultural heritage and conserve the magnificent natural beauty showcased in the national parks that he so loved.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 12, 2018
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