|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2002|
Salt Lake County
Russell E. Stephenson
DRAPER- Russell Eugene Stephenson, our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, returned to his Father in Heaven on March 12, 2002.
Russell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio March 25,1920. He was the son of Charles and Marie Barker Stephenson.
At age 17 Russell was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Came to Utah in 1948. On July 20, 1950, he married Clara Smith in the Logan LDS Temple.
He graduated from Utah State University in 1951. A faithful servent of the Lord he was always ready to bear testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Gospel to his family and others. He has supported his children and grandchildren in missionary work and currently has two grandsons serving missions with a third called to begin serving in May. He spent many hours doing geneology work and had a great love for that work and for his ancestors. Russell has been a long time member of the Draper 2nd Ward. He has served as Stake and Ward Young Mens president, Ward and Finance Clerk, High Priest , Group leader and Home teacher, served a Stake Mission, and in the Stake Seventies Quarum presidencey.
He taught Industrial Arts education for 31 years in the Jordan School District; was President of Utah Industrial Arts Association and worked summers as a skilled carpenter.
Survivors; wife, Clara, Draper; children, Cherryle (Norman) Bourquein, Cedar Grove, Indiana; Maria (Dean) Martineau, Smithfield; Bryan (Naomi) Stephenson, Draper; Tamara (James) Elwood, Smithfield; Sterling (Lori) Stephenson, Draper; Lyle (Lori) Stephenson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. in the Draper 6th Ward Chapel 12870 So. 1300 East. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State Friday 6-8 p.m. or Saturday at the church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Draper Cemetery.
Dad loved to work in his garden where he taught his children and grandchildren many values and lessons of life. He loved his family and having them gathered around him. He lead a quiet example and endured to the end. We love you, Dad. There will be no empty chairs.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Married July 20 1950 Let there be no empty chairs
Draper City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Esther Kinder
Originally Created by: Jenny and Andrew Jackson
Record added: Feb 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10474968