Michael T. Russell May 24, 1943 - October 11, 2016 Michael passed away 10/11/16 in Las Vegas, NV after a year long fight against cancer. He was born in Portland, OR to Doran Russell & Marjorie Kamph Russell on 5/24/43. He held the record for being the smallest surviving child for approx. 35 years. He weighed 1 lb 6 oz at 6 weeks of age. He moved to Fort Mohave, AZ in July 2015. He enjoyed traveling in the motorhome, fishing, crabbing, clamming & cooking. He was in the funeral industry working for Buell Chapel in Springfield, OR for 35 yrs before moving to Reedsport where he worked for Dunes Memorial Funeral Home until he retired in 2005. He is survived by his wife Carole of almost 50 yrs., 4 brothers, 2 children Todd (Lisa) Russell, Kim (Bill) Price, 2 grandchildren Nicholas (Kali) Russell & Emily Taylor Russell, and his dog "Shiloh"; and many good friends along the way. Celebration of life will be held Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 at 1:00pm at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Eugene; viewing will be 11-12:30pm. Following the service the family is hosting a get-together at Roaring Rapids Pizza from 3-6pm. All are invited to celebrate his life.
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