Carole J. Russell

May 10, 1935April 11, 2019

Carole J. Russell of Forest Hill, Texas went to Heaven to be with the Lord on April 11, 2019. She was born on May 10, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the daughter of Eugenia (Jeanne Jeanne) Dwight and William Woodrow Dwight. Her parents and two sisters, Linda Campbell and Betsy Lucas, all preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School and attended TCJC, TCU, and UTA focusing on art, journalism and psychology. On December 10, 1952, she married Vernon James (Jim) Russell in Weatherford, TX. She met Jim on a blind date; but a double blind date to others not to each other. He later called her and asked her out. They were married for 52 years till he passed away on December 8, 2003. To this union five children were born.

Carole was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She had 20 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She devoted her life and time raising her family and loved being a mother more than anything. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a very wise woman. Her family always turned to her for advice and comfort throughout their lives. She had a great sense of humor and was quite funny. She loved making all the holidays special for her family and taught her kids how to make the holidays special for their children. She taught them about love, giving, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, human nature, parenting, nurturing, art, music and cooking. She loved her family with all her heart. Her family loved her dearly! Each had a unique and special relationship with her. The bond between mother and child is the biggest bond and her family meant the world to her. She was a gifted and talented artist. She painted Christmas designs on store windows in the 60’s, she and husband created and published "The Stripe” for the NCO Club at Carswell Air Force Base from 1960's to 1970's. Carole also worked at the Promethean Products as an illustrator, copywriter, graphic designer and researcher in the 1970's.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon James Russell, and her oldest son, Michael Russell, grandson Michael Russell, Jr, granddaughter Melissa Harrison, her grandmother Irma Patterson (Muddie), her aunt Betty Ornellas, her parents William Woodrow Dwight and Eugenia (Jeanne Jeanne) Dwight, and her two sisters, Linda Campbell and Betsy Lucas. Carole is survived by her children: Sharon Russell, Karen Russell Cline and her husband, Steven Cline, Ginger Larson, and Roger Russell and his wife, Melissa Russell, and her grandchildren: Robert Walker, Jason Walker, Shonna Walker, Marcella Sheppard, Jacob Russell, Joseph Russell, April Humason, Judy Carnes, Kevin Cline, Jennifer Cline, Travis Cline, Matt Cline, Nicole Harrison, Bryant Russell, William Russell (Rusty) Larson, Amelia Russell, Isabella Russell, and Anastasia Russell.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, April 18, 2019

Carole J. Russell

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