OBITUARY

Russell Lee Ketchum

December 25, 1961April 6, 2021

Russell Lee Ketchum

Born December 25th, 1961 in Henderson, NV. Died April 6th, 2021 of late stage pancreatic cancer. Although he died here in the city of his birth, the years between saw him living in and visiting many other places around the US and the world.

Russ spent his high school years in Hurricane, Utah. He grew to love music and motorcycles. These hobbies he enjoyed the rest of his life and made him many close friends. After marrying his wife Carrie, Russ desired to be a good father and provider, and pursued a career in computer technology, leading him to various jobs doing I.T. and engineer management for companies like The Four Seasons, Allegiant Air, and most recently The Tuscany resort in Las Vegas. Always up for an adventure, Russ was always eager for things like a motorcycle trip with no set destination, trying new exotic foods, or exploring a lesser known hike. He even wrote a book once, just because he wanted to, called Riding Shorts: Real Riding Adventures Through the Southwest.

Russ’s approach to life and devotion to God was a great example to his family that has survived him. He is survived by his wife Carrie (Morgo) Ketchum, his children Elizabeth, Peyton, Andrew, Ryan, and his grandchildren Lily, Darren, Finn, Layla and Ella.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Charity Rowsey

April 9, 2021

I am sorry for the loss of Russ. Prayers to go out to the family for strength during this difficult time. The world has lost a truly kind and wonderful person. Everyone who ever met him always described him as "kind", "nice", "gentle soul". I will always remember and cherish his sense of humor and great stories. His unwavering faith was inspiring and a standard in which to live by. I am grateful for knowing him.

Tiffany Stark

April 9, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of Russ. The world has lost a very great but humble man. I worked for him at CenturyLink. Well, I mean he was my "boss" but he always told me, he wasn't the "boss" of me. He was not just the best boss but a really good friend. I will miss him so much. The last conversation with him that I had with him was he was going to come up to Salt Lake City , bring his wife, and my husband and I were going to go to Cottonbottom for the best garlic burgers in both our states. When he would come up to SLC we would grab desserts from all sorts of places. I would take him everywhere that I could think of that had superior desserts. He was a sucker for a good dessert. (not candy, real dessert). I loved talking to him about his wife and how proud he was of her. He loved talking about his children, and their missions and how proud he was of them. He and I especially loved talking about our grandchildren and how his grandchildren had him wrapped around their little fingers. He told many stories of the twins. His stories were the best! My husband is a biker too, so when we went to dinner, I was a little left out while they talked about their bikes like they were their children. When I found out he wrote a book about his travels I had to buy it! I was so glad that I got to meet him and hang out with him. I loved talking to him about his testimony of the gospel. He was my cubicle buddy when he came to SLC and I will miss him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY