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June 30, 1926 ~ July 13, 2020. Lawrence was born in Portland, Oregon on June 30, 1926, to George and Hazel (Minton) Russell

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Lawrence (Skip) RussellLawrence was born in Portland, Oregon on June 30, 1926, to George and Hazel (Minton) Russell. He spent most of his life in the Prineville area. He drove a lumber truck for Mitchell Pine and ranched in the Bear Creek area. He also spent several years as a young boy with his maternal grandmother, "Jam," in Yachats, along the Oregon Coast.

Lawrence attended Crook County schools. He married Billie Knox in 1944. They had two children: daughter, Rocki and son, George. When Skip and Billie retired from ranching, they moved to Powell Butte and built a new home. Billie died in 1981, and he later married Mary McPhetridge. Skip and Mary were married 41 years.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Mary Russell; daughter, Rocki (Mike) Garber of Lake Stevens, Washington; son, George Russell of Prineville; brother, Donald (Maryann) Stockard of Houston, Texas; and five stepchildren. He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He thoroughly enjoyed a good story and laugh and time with his family and friends. He was especially fond of youngsters.

Remembrances can be made to the Crook County Historical Society or a charity of your choice.

Prineville Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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