Lao Russell

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Lao Russell

Death 5 May 1988 (aged 83)
Waynesboro, Waynesboro City, Virginia, USA
Burial Afton, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 44375768 · View Source
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Author, Natural Scientist, Painter, Philosopher, Sculptor

Born Daisy Cook in England, and later known as Daisy Stebbing, Lao Russell emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where she marketed her own beauty products.

She was the wife of Walter Russell.

Together, the Russells devoted themselves to spreading universal truths of love and light to students around the globe.

The couple founded The University of Science and Philosophy at Swannanoa, an Italianate palace atop the Blue Ridge overlooking the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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  • Created by: A. L. Parrish
  • Added: 15 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44375768
  • Mack Ethridge, Friend of Lao
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lao Russell (6 Nov 1904–5 May 1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44375768, citing Swannanoa Cemetery, Afton, Nelson County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A. L. Parrish (contributor 46498466) .