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Carol Russell

November 4, 1935 — January 8, 2020

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, at Woodbine Cemetery for Carol S. Russell of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Russell, 84, died January 8, 2020 at Good Life Assisted Living in Artesia with her daughters at her side.

Rev. David Grousnick will officiate at the services.

Carol was born November 4, 1935 in Palestine, Illinois, the daughter of James Creswell and Chloeteal (Matthews) Creswell.

On December 24, 1953 she was married to Glen Russell in Palestine, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 28, 2002. She was also preceded in death by son, Shawn W.

Having three children, they moved to New Mexico where Carol was a homemaker. After her children got older she worked as a church secretary for First Christian Church for 20 years.  Carol dabbled in oil painting, golf, and found she loved line dancing with her special group of ladies at the Senior Center. Her unique personality drew her to many special people.

Survivors include daughters, Jana Borland and husband Steve, Rilla Matthews and husband Danny. Grandson, Kevin Matthews and wife Tammy. Two great grandsons, J.W. and Grady.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's or ALS Foundations.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

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