Russell Evans Day
1932 ~ 2021

Long ago and far away, in the forest of Someplace Else, lived a young boy named Russell Evans Day. Russell was born November 28, 1932 in Hunter, Utah. He was a happy little boy and grew into an amazing, loving, gentle man. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. While in the military, Russell met his eternal love and companion, Jeanine Taylor. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS temple January 14, 1955. Russell was the best dad on the planet to his 5 children, Russell Taylor Day, Becky Fawn Day (Rueckert), Stephen Evans Day, Susan Faline Day, and Shawn Taylor Day. He created many loved bedtime stories for them, and later published their favorite "HOOT-U-EE". Russell spent his life giving to others. He considered everyone he saw an instant friend. He worked as a mechanical engineer and later as an aerospace engineer for NASA. Children loved and sought to be around him, especially his grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Ian, EZ, Winter, Jeorgi, Alix, James, Jacob, Brian, Allen, Matthew, David, and Mark, and his 21 great-grandchildren. On the morning of October 10, 2021, Russell flew home to be with his beloved wife, and slept all day long. We love you dad.

Instead of a funeral service Russell Day requested that all his family and friends gather on his lawn at 3789 S. 5200 W., in West Valley City, Utah on Sunday, October 17th, 2021. Open house style gathering from 2pm-5pm. Starting with a memorial, then roasting hotdogs and marshmallows at the fire pit. In leu of flowers, please plant a tree somewhere. Interment will be at the Pleasant Green Cemetery.
Published by Deseret News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2021.
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Dear Day Family - Thank you, for the beautiful gathering yesterday. As I said to my wife, Russell was a humbly, truly transcendent being. He is in tune with all of life, with nature, within all of us.
JoNell Evans
October 18, 2021
Hey anyone that sees this. We missed getting the date in it. It's this Sunday, Oct. 17. on dad's lawn
October 15, 2021
We express our condolences and love to the family. Russ was one of my best friends after graduating from high school and before I went on a mission. We were at the sacrament table when I first saw future wife sitting in the audience. We had a renewal of friendship when I and Shirley were at Fort Ord California and he came to see our new firstborn child (daughter) in the Fort Ord Hospital.
Bert &Shirley Nixon
October 13, 2021
Since Russell and I are first cousins, and our homes were not far apart, and I am a few years older, I have known him nearly all my life. I particularly remember Russell and Fay dancing together, and many get togethers at their house. Thanks so much to Russell for the many years we have had reunions on the Big Lawn. We have loved it there. Our love to his children and the extended family. Margene Nielson Stringham
Glen and Margene Stringham
October 13, 2021
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