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Pamela Kay Shinkle Russell

May 2, 1949 — August 25, 2023

Pamela Russell returned to her loving Heavenly Father on Friday, August 25th, surrounded in love of family and angels. Pamela was born on May 2nd, 1949, in Lima, Ohio to Betty and Chauncey Shinkle. She grew up in a family home with her parents, two sisters, Barbara and Deb, and many of her extended family.

 

She attended and graduated from Ottawa Glandorf High School in 1967. Pamela later attended Saint Rita's School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio where she became a registered nurse. This was also where she met her sweetheart, Bradley Russell, a missionary who introduced her to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In October of 1968 she was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After her husband completed his LDS Mission, Pamela moved to Clearfield, Utah. Shortly thereafter the two wed on October 1st, 1970 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they built a beautiful life with their five children.

 

Pamela worked as a registered nurse in several different capacities for 43 years, some of them being Director of Nursing for Manor Care in Ogden, as well as Risk Management at Davis Hospital. She retired in 2012.

 

She had many passions, her most beloved was spending time reading books with her children, lovingly teaching them, and playing with her dogs. If you know Pam, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that sewing was her next great passion. Although crafty in many areas, when she wasn’t planning her next design for her house, or shopping and creating decorative pieces to fill empty spaces, you could always find her in the sewing room creating her next masterpiece. Her favorites to make were Halloween costumes, dresses for school dances, and wedding gowns for her three daughters with detailed needle work, piecing together quilts, and patching torn jeans. She had all the threads and things to get the job done. Pam was also a fantastic baker! She enjoyed holiday cooking. Her pumpkin pies and peanut brittle are sure to be missed.

 

Pam also enjoyed going to Disneyland with her family as well as staying home listening to her books on tape with her puppies lying next to her. On the weekends she loved going out to eat and to the movies. She spent countless hours laughing and playing board games with her husband, kids, and grandkids. Pam liked to throw a bit of quick wit, humor, and childlike play into their lives. She always reminded her family through her actions that you can't take anything too seriously. And also believed that sometimes you just need to put your feet up and rest, the mess will be there tomorrow. Her love, hugs, and contagious laugh can never be replaced.

 

Pam’s love for the Savior strengthens her family and reminds them that this life is temporary, but eternity is forever.

 

Pamela is survived by her husband, Bradley; her five children, Ian (Teresa) Russell of Clinton, Emily (Jerry Allen) Russell of Riverdale, Sarah (Jay) Porter of Eagle Mountain, Peter Russell of Salt Lake City, Ivy (Travis) Cady of Clinton; as well as her sister, Debbie (Steve) Shaw of Clinton. She had 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Her parents and sister, Barbara Kohli, preceded her in death.

 

The Russell Family would like to thank her provider, Jennifer Fox, the staff at The Peaks in Clinton, Utah, as well as A Plus Hospice for their amazing and compassionate care.

 

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Clinton City Cemetery, 813 N. 750 W., Clinton, Utah.

 

Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary.

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