****Blackburn Mortuary is not handling the services for Buddy. The family has asked us to share his information here.****
It was a beautiful morning in Heaven when our Hero passed.
The morning of June 25, 2022 Buddy Allen Russell, 76, peacefully passed away from a 2-month battle with throat cancer. He passed at his home in Farmington, New Mexico, with the love of his life of 45 years sitting by his side.
Buddy spent most of his working life in the trees. He ran his own successful logging company until he retired in 2007. He came to live with family in New Mexico in 2017. He was blessed with a family that adores him. He was a hard working, unselfish, loving man with the best sense of humor. He was humble and so much fun to be with. His unconditional love is something we will all miss.
Sergeant Buddy Russell was also a decorated Viet Nam war hero. As a Private, he received 9 various medals which includes a purple heart, a purple heart with oak leaf cluster, and the Army commendation medal with “V” device for heroism. He was a very proud Army Veteran.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents: Don and Louise Russell, his brothers: Gary and Dale Russell and his sister Rose Schmidt.
He is survived by his loving wife Norma Russell, his sons: Brian Terneuzen (Sara) of Aztec, Nm, Samuel Bloomfield NM, his daughters Camie Johns (Jack) of Farmington, Kelly Graham (Tim) of Vernal Utah. Buddy has 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren with one on the way.
He also has a small handful of Nieces who dearly loved their Uncle Buddy. Jennifer Barton, Cristi Alonzo, Shawna Smith and Traci Chivington.
We will ALL forever cherish each and every memory of our Hero.
Published by Blackburn Vernal Mortuary – Vernal on Jun. 30, 2022.