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Russell Wayne Whitten, 41, of Kremmling Colorado passed away Friday, October 19th, 2012. Russell was born in Rifle, Colorado April 9th 1971. The family moved to Walden, Colorado where he attended Walden Elementary School and North Park Jr.-Sr. High School. Russell graduated from North Park High School in 1989. After graduation, Russell enrolled in the U.S. Army. He served until 1995, after his honorable discharge he moved to Craig Colorado and worked for Key Energy in the oil fields. In 2005, Russell suffered an injury that resulted in breaking his back. Unable to work he moved to Phoenix to live with his brothers Steve Whitten and Dennis Whitten. Later he moved to Kremmling and stayed with his sister Debbie Murphy and husband Dan Murphy.
Russell is survived by two daughters: Katie Satterwhite, married to Mike, grandson Gus; and Cassie Searcy. He has two sons: Russell Jr, (RJ); and Michael. He has four brothers: Paul Whitten, married to Jeannette residing in Colorado; David Bruce Whitten residing in Wyoming; Steve Whitten, married to Jean, two kids Tonya and Shannon, residing in Phoenix, Arizona; and Dennis Whitten residing in Phoenix, Arizona. He has one sister Debbie, married to Dan Murphy, kids Sean and Celia. Celia is married to Rob and has two kids, Kaya and Alya.
Memorial Services for Russell will be Wednesday, November 7th at 1 pm. Services will be held in Craig, Colorado at Calvary Baptist Church 1050 Yampa Avenue. A memorial fund has been set up in Russell's memory at Mountain Valley Bank, 461 Main Street, Walden, Colorado, 80480. An online memory book has been provided by Grand County Mortuary at (grandcountymortuary. Frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/1380578/Russell-Whitten/serive-details.php) in his memory. The family requests friends to please visit the page and leave a story about Russell.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 1:00pm, Calvary Baptist Church
Russell always had a heart of gold and genuinely cared for others. It is so sad that he left his family too soon. My thoughts are with all of you.
Teresa Chedsey Dowd Nov 25 2012 12:00 AM
ondolence My Condolence to the family of Russell. You are in my prayers.
Bev Withrow Oct 28 2012 12:00 AM
Debbie and Dan, so sorry to hear. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Caroline Smith Oct 26 2012 12:00 AM
Dan and Debbie - we are so sorry for your loss and we love you. Rich and Dot
Rich and Dottie Janousek Oct 26 2012 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Russell played football with our boys and many pleasant memories. He was a special guy and missed by many.
Alan and Jewell Polzin Oct 26 2012 12:00 AM
Russell was a great friend and I'm so sorry! He will be greatly missed! God Bless to his family and especially to Bruce, Steve and Dennis! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Ginger Evans Chance Oct 25 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for you loss.
Debra Brogdon Oct 25 2012 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for you loss! I always remember Russell in school-he will be missed! My family sends prayers to all of Russell's family but especially Dennis, Bruce and Steve!
Lynnette Evans Telck Oct 24 2012 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dennis and Russell at our house a lot when we were kids. Russell will be missed-it breaks my heart that he left so soon.
Joie Shuler Thacker Oct 23 2012 12:00 AM