Byron Russell 1947 - 2006 Gunnison, Colo.
Graveside services for Byron Russell, 59, Gunnison, Colo., will be Aug. 14 in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Lakewood, Colo.Mr. Russell died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Denver after a short battle with multiple myeloma.He was born May 24, 1947, in St. Louis, the son of James and Lizzy Russell. He graduated from Western State College, where he received scholarships for football, basketball, and track and field. He attended Kansas University and lived in Lawrence, Kan., during the late 1960s.Mr. Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an artist and worked in many media, including sculpture, oil painting and pastel. Survivors include his parents, St. Louis; two daughters, Leona Russell Spracklin and Hattie Russell DuBois; three sisters, Alsandra, Jamezena and Carolyn; a brother, Edgar; and two grandchildren.