|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1928|
Dale grew on the family farm 4 miles N.E. of Altoona, Ks. He attended Fairview School, Dist.#42 through the 8th. grade and graduated from Altoona Rural High School in 1946. He married Anna L. Woodruff on May 28th, 1950 in the Presbyterian Church in Altoona.
Jan. 10, 1952 he was drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in Japan as a Truck Driver & Meteorologist returning home to Neodesha in Nov. of 1953.
In early 1954 he took employment with Wade Motors Co, [Buick Dealership] in Independence, Ks. doing New Car Service, Front End Wheel Alignment & Tune-up.
In early 1956 he accepted a job as route salesman with Snap-On Tools covering 5 Counties in S.E. Ks.
In Oct. 1958, Ann and Dale Adopted 2 little Girls that were the joy of their life. [Dala Ann & Tammy Jo]. After they adopted Dala and Tammy, He resigned the Route Salesman job with Snap-On Tools so he could spend more time with his family.
He worked for the City of Neodesha at the Power Plant for 8 yrs. and was Chief Power Plant Operator at the time of his leaving in Jan.1966 to move to Wichita to work as a Machinist.
In Feb. 1971 he was employed by Phillips Pipe Line at Wichita, Ks. until June 1993, when he took retirement and they moved to the rural Independence, Ks. area. He was a member of the Harmony Lodge #94, in Neodesha and a 32nd degree mason in the Valley of Wichita Scottish Rite.
In 2008 they sold their rural property and moved to Neodesha, Ks. to a smaller place. His interests and hobby's in Retirement was restoring Antique Gas Engines, BeeKeeping & "HAM RADIO" whereby he talked to other "HAM's" around the world. He also enjoyed his computer and genealogy along with Find A Grave where he posted several Friends and Relatives on the Internet.
Charley Ellis Russell (1889 - 1968)
Sadie Carver Russell (1892 - 1991)
Anna Luella Woodruff Russell (1928 - ____)*
Dala Ann Russell Russell (1954 - 1990)*
Created by: Dale
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73671801
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