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Deseret Cemetery
Tuesday October 25th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

Fillmore Stake Center
Wednesday October 26th, 2016

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Olpin Stevens Funeral Home -Fillmore
Wednesday October 26th, 2016
10:00am - 10:40am

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Funeral Service

Fillmore Stake Center
Wednesday October 26th, 2016

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Darlene Russell

Anna Darlene Hoopes Russell (75) passed away on October 21st 2016 after a heart attack.  She was born in Gunnison, Utah on November 13, 1940 to Clyde Burton and Alberta Hoopes.  Darlene married Phillip Daniel Russell on October 13, 1956.  They had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. 

Darlene loved holidays and you would find her yard decorated for each one.  She especially became known as the “Halloween Lady”.  She would get hundreds of trick-or-treaters each year from all over the state.  They would come to see all the scary Halloween decorations and get the special treats just for them.  She has done this for 40 years and the tradition will continue this one last year in memory of her.  Darlene spent the night before she passed away getting candy ready for Halloween.  Phil and Darlene had four children Cindy, Nancy, Tracy, and Toby who loved her dearly.  Cindy and Nancy decided that no kids had a better childhood than they did.  Darlene was the best mom.  She created special birthday parties every year, made wonderful award winning Halloween costumes, and she created special traditions for each holiday that will be a part of a lot of people’s lives for many generations to come.  Phil and Darlene became a forever family when they were sealed together in the Manti LDS Temple on August 13, 1998. 

Darlene is survived by her husband Phil; children, Cindy (Ron) Higham, Nancy (Jeff) Wight, and Toby Russell; grandchildren, Amanda (Cody) Garrett, Brian (Kaylee) Wight, Devin (Jessica) Russell, Chris (Britney) Wight, Dominic Wight, and Elysha Wight and 7 great-grandchildren, Braygen, Daxton and Lily Garrett, Danielle, Colby and RykLynn Russell, and Hunter Wight.  Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Burton, and sister-in-law LaPreal Hoopes, her son Tracy Russell, and granddaughter Kellee Russell.

 Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 11:00 AM at the Fillmore Stake Center.  Viewings will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8 PM at the Olpin Stevens Funeral Home in Fillmore and on Wednesday, October 26th prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 10:40 AM at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Fillmore City Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com. 

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Our deepest condolences on the passing of Darlene. She was a happy, wonderful person. May God's healing hand be with you and give you peace and assurance during this sad time. Sincerely, Perry and Pat Fosse

Perry and Pat Fosse Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darlene Russell

Tammy Latiker Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM

To the Russell family so sorry to hear about Darlene such a sweet lady she will be missed by many . Thinking of all of you at this time may you have many fond memories to look back on to ease the pain that is here today.

Gayle Labrum Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Dearest Phil and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. She was always such a joy to spend time with. From a wonderful neighbor to a special non judgmental special friend. May God all comfort you at this time.

Ruth McClees Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

I lost a precious sister, you left us behind Darlene. I am so very grateful she called me that night so we could say, I love you, before she left us. If I could have known that she wouldn't call again I would have listened closer and talked longer. Phillip, call me when it gets too lonely. Your family is part of my heart and I ache with you. She was one of a kind, thank you for giving me such wonderful sister. We had some fun times together, the four of us and our families along with dad and mom. We are eternal families and we won't be separated.

Joan and Lawrence Abbott. Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM