Gay K. Russell


Date: Wed, February 28, 2018
Start time: 4:00 pm
Denny Arthur's
2400 86th Street, Urbandale, Iowa
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa


Gay K. Russell

Gay Russell,69, of Adel IA passed away Feb. 21st, 2018 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines IA after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gay’s wishes were to be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held from 4-7 on Wednesday, Feb. 28th at Denny Arthur’s. 2400 86th St., Urbandale IA.

Gay was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and her beloved husband, Ron Russell. She is survived by her son, Kelly Thorp, and his wife and daughter, Dana and Alexandra. Gay is also survived by Ron’s children; Linda, Jon, Julie, Natalie, Stephanie and their families.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa and/or AHeinz57 Pet Rescue.

One of Gay and Ron’s favorite quotes went something like this: “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, proclaiming ‘WOW, what a ride!'”

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