Karen Louise Russell
1958 - 2021
Hudgel\'s Swan Funeral Home
1335 S Swan Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
RUSSELL, Karen Louise

June 4, 1958 - April 20, 2021

Perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt said it best when she declared "They are not dead who live in lives they leave behind. In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again."

And the lives were many who Karen Louise Russell blessed before finding eternal peace after losing her courageous fight with colon cancer on April 20, 2021.

Karen leaves behind her beloved daughter, Daria, who she often stated was her greatest accomplishment; brother, Kevin and her niece, Christine Russell Montes. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sheila and Hollis Russell, and her beloved sister, Kathryn.

Karen also leaves behind countless friends from her childhood in Tucson, (affectionately known as "The K's" - Kathy, Carol, Kathy, Kim and Karen). She was a loyal co-worker and friend to many from her accomplished 33+ year career at Salt River Project. She was a true caregiver and always put the needs of others before her own. Her positive spirit and attitude carried through to her last day.

The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Banner and Mayo Clinics for their valiant efforts in giving Karen treatment and hope as her cancer progressed. Also, a special thank you to Maranda from "A Caring Touch Matters" for her excellent care. Karen's wish was to be at her Tucson home surrounded by family and her favorite Catalina and Rincon mountains where she died peacefully. Rest in peace dear friend!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to High Country Humane, Flagstaff, AZ (www.highcountryhumane.org). A Scripture Service will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle, 3450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ, on Friday, June 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception and celebration of her life to follow. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on May 6, 2021.
St. Andrew the Apostle
3450 W. Ray Rd, Chandler, Arizona
Funeral services provided by:
Hudgel's Swan Funeral Home
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Karen, I will miss you dearly. You were a great coworker at SRP and I am so happy you welcomed me as a friend. I knew when I met you that Arizona must be ok if there are good people like you here. Your spirit and energy have made a huge impact on me and I know you live on in your daughter and our memories of you! Rest In Peace my dear friend.
Jean LeJeune
May 20, 2021
To my sweet sister I miss you so much!! Thanks for always being there for me. My heart is so heavy with missing you and hearing your beautiful " hello love " everytime I called. And i know when you figure out how to use your wing you will be out visiting everybody..you went out on the wings of that little hummer..so l will know it's you when having my coffee in the morning and see the little hummer you have coming so visit ...l love u my friend and look forward to seeing you again...
Kathy Whalen
May 5, 2021