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Roland L Russell

March 8, 1932 March 1, 2019
Roland L Russell
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Obituary for Roland L Russell

Roland “Smoky” Leroy Russell, 86, a resident of the Hillsboro community, died Friday morning, March 1, 2019 at his home in Hillsboro.

Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.


ROLAND “SMOKY” LEROY RUSSELL was born March 8, 1932 in Gettysburg, South Dakota, the son of the late William W. Russell and Wilma Combellick. He was raised and received his education in the Yamhill community.

He was united in marriage to Darlene “Dee” Marie Sears on September 5, 1953 in Amity, Oregon. They celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary this past September. Following their marriage, they resided in the communities of McMinnville, Oregon until 1976 when they moved to the Hillsboro community, where they have resided since.

Smoky and his brother Skip owned S & S Concrete Company for many years before Smoky and his son Bruce started Sondad Concrete Inc.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Sonrise Church in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Among his special interests, he enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, camping, golf, RV travel, wood carving, reading, motorcycles, sports, his wiener dogs, and mostly spending time with his family.

Smoky was preceded in death by his parents, William and Wilma Russell, along with all of his siblings, Neal, Skip, Doris, Shirley, Marlys, Noranelle, Betty, Nicki, and Jackie.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene “Dee” Russell, of the family home in Hillsboro, Oregon; his children and their spouses, Michelle Russell, of Hillsboro, Oregon; Bruce and Marcia Russell, of Cornelius, Oregon.

Also surviving are his 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Best Friends Animal Society at www.bestfriends.org in his memory.


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