Monday, October 27, 2008

Marcus John Russell

Marcus John Russell passed away on October 26th, 2008 around 5:00am in his home. He fought to the end. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday, October 29 at Nelson Funeral Home 162 E. 400N. Logan, Utah from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Services will be on October 30, at the LDS Providence South Stake Center, (360 E. 450 N. Millville, Utah.) at 12:00 pm. with a viewing prior to the service from 10:30am to 11:30am.

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, support and love.


Anonymous said...

Karen and Family:
What a hard thing your family is going through! I am grateful that Marcus is not suffering with cancer any longer. He is free!! You are in my prayers each day. May Heavenly Father comfort and bless each member of your family, as this is such a difficult time. I hope that you feel peace, love and Marcus near you.
Love: Becca Taylor Salois

Kay said...

Karen - I learned about your family and Marcus from Melanie Muenchinger's blog. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that Marcus is no longer suffering and is now at peace himself. Hugs from Kay in Wisconsin

Connie said...

We will surely miss Marcus. He was an outstanding and valiant young man. We shared a lot of laughs and good times with him in marching band. He was a talented musician, a great section leader and a good friend. What a privilege to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We especially want Aaron to know what a great example he was to the entire marching band, staff and boosters this season for being there for the marching band when it was tough. We hope you can find comfort in knowing that Marcus is now out of pain and free from this awful disease that he has struggled with for so long. May God bless you and watch over your family.

Doug and Connie Albrechtsen

Anonymous said...

My heart is with you and your family. I'm so terribly sorry for all your losses. May peace find you all.

Michelle Verna
2002 playgroup

Anonymous said...

Karen, John and the rest of the family - We were so sad to hear of Marcus' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. We all will surely miss our "Peace Dude"

May the four winds blow you safely home.

Much Love, Randy, Michele, Jerry and Noah

Eric Rager said...


I know of Marcus only through the PBT list, and I'm visiting to share my condolences and prayer for God's grace and peace for you in this time.

The Rager Family

Cindy Yashko said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have missed Marcus so much through this band season, and it has been our privelege to know such a great young man. May the Lord bless and keep you until you meet him again.
Chris, Cindy and Greg yashko

Anonymous said...

"Those who have lived in our hearts are never really gone.
As long as we keep them with us, in our hearts and thoughts, they will be with us always, For love which is timeless, never ceases to exist." ~S.E. MacNaughton~

Karen, I know that there is nothing that we could possibly say to ease your pain, but please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family right now. May Marcus forever live strong in your hearts and minds and may he forever be at peace.


~Tammy, Proud Mom to: Zoƫ (Forever 5), Zurik and Payge

Anonymous said...

I was just telling my son who lives in Salt Lake about Marcus this weekend while he was visiting with us. I don't know you, but his story touched my heart. Marcus is in a better place, with no more pain. And, you are left with pain and a broken heart with the loss of your child. May God hold you very tightly in his arms and help you through this. Only His love and time will help you through the slow healing process. You have your own angel to love you back from heaven now. In sympathy, Sandy from Leonardtown, MD.

Debi H. said...

I, also, learned about Marcus from Melanie's Blog and have prayed for God to do his will...whether by healing or taking him home. I'm so sad to hear of your loss, but my heart is happy to know that your angel will always be watching over all of you! I lost my Mom to pancreatic cancer on May 21st of this year and share your feelings of helplessness. I see her smiling face when I lay down at night and I wish the same for you. Know that Marcus is smiling and feels your love. Blessings and peace to all of you, Debi in Florida

Mindi said...

Karen and family, I was so sorry to hear about Marcus's passing. My heart goes out to you, from one mother to another I can only imagine how hard this is for you. I'm so grateful you have the gospel in your lives and know that Marcus is only waiting for you in a different place where you'll be reunited once again. I know that was the rock that I leaned on when I lost my grandparents who raised me. Bless you with comfort from Heavenly Father until that time.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. God bless you and yours.

Amie Steiert
2002 Playgroup

Anonymous said...

Karen my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Nancy has kept chd-uk updated about your son Marcus and his fight.

Anonymous said...

Karen my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Nancy has kept chd-uk updated about your son Marcus and his fight.

Lissa101 said...

Karen, John, Aaron, Noah, Jackson, and Family--
My heart is heavy with this news, but my soul feels light knowing my friend Nancy's nephew--your son and brother--is with our Lord in Heaven and out of the pain. Heaven got even more bright this week. He will live on forever here in your hearts and souls. My friends and family here in CT and elsewhere send love and prayers and peace to you.
-Melissa Green

Malie said...

Karen, I have been thinking about you and your family for the past few days and haven't had a chance to get onto your blog till now. We are sorry to hear of Marcus' passing. He was an awesome kid and feel so grateful we were able to know him for so long.I'm so glad that we were able to see him when you visited. We love your family and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Please email me your mailing address when you have a minute.

Anonymous said...

Karen and Family:
As this last Saturday evening came I was talking with my husband and sharing your story with my family. You all have been on my mind as of late knowing how difficult this time has been for all of you. We kept you all in our prayers the last couple of weeks after hearing Marcus had taken a downward turn.
We wish you all comfort,strenth and peace and that you feel Heavenly Fathers arms about you.
Love: Tamara McNeil Butler

catdidit said...

My thoughts and prayers be with you and your family, to lift you up and give you comfort right now. My heart goes out to you and your family! I lost my Mom to a long battle of cancer, it is something that I wouldnt wish on anyone to have to go through....

Terri said...

I was so very sorry to hear of Marcus's passing. But I know the scripture teaches that he is now in the loving arms of His Savior and he has received the ultimate healing in his body and mind. I know you will miss him everyday but I pray for God's comfort and peace to surround you and your family. Terri in Missouri

Susan said...

Karen - I also learned about your family and Marcus from Melanie Muenchinger's blog. I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace and security in His promises to all believers.

Stacie said...

It has been a tough 2 years and when I wanted to help you, you have lifted me up instead through your strength, courage and outlook of life and of death. I know your family will be blessed. What a beautiful funeral it was for him. It was tearful, but beautiful! We will miss him.
Love to your family
The Englands

Ruth said...

Karen, I am so sorry about Marcus's passing. My heart is heavy for you all. I am a heart friend of Nancy's and have followed Marcus's story through her. May you feel God's peace through this time.

Chriss Rollins said...

Karen and family,
I came across your blog through a blogging friend Susan.
I am sorry to read your sad news and send my best wishes.
I have spent a little time reading your blog and looking at the photos, the family potrait ones are fun i love the one with you all lying in a circle with heads together I am sure when you are ready you will be scrapping that one.
Love the photo of Marcus with his wonderful smile...and would like to tell you he has the most amazing eyes.
Karen you and your family are in my thoughts.
chriss x

Shauna said...

What sad news to hear of Marcus' passing. I wish I were there to give you a tight hug and tell you in person how you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers here in Dublan! We love you and pray that Heavenly Father will bless each of you in His special way with the peace and comfort only He can give.
We love you so much!
Hang in there!
Shauna and Clayton Nielsen

Mindy said...

I am a friend of Alison Goodworth's and I have been praying for your son for quite some time. My husband I even fasted for Marcus yesterday. After our fast I saw on Alison's blog that Marcus had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss and we will keep you and your family in our prayers now.