Russell Albert McKenzie |

Russell Albert McKenzie

Former area resident Russell Albert McKenzie died Oct. 3 in Nevada.

Russell Albert McKenzie died Oct. 3, 2005, in Mesquite, Nev. He was 60 years old.

Russell was born Feb. 10, 1945, in Brockton, Mass., to Murray and Ella McKenzie. He grew up in Randolph, Mass., and graduated from Randolph High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. From 1969 to 2001, Russell lived in the Aspen and Carbondale areas. In 2001, he moved to Mesquite.Russell is survived by a son, Vance, of Las Vegas; brothers William (Nancy) of Woody Creek, Paul (Marie) of Randolph, and Walter (Thomasina) of Chelmsford, Mass; sisters Patricia (Paul) Callanan of Hampstead, N.H., and Arlene (Paul) McNulty of Belmont, Mass.; and a brother, Daniel (Judy) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 22 nieces and nephews; and 45 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray and Ella McKenzie.

He is also survived by all his friends of Mesquite Ace Hardware and Mesquite Elks Lodge 2811. Their warmth and friendship made Russ’ last year more comfortable. For this the family gives its heartfelt thanks.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Mesquite Elks Building Fund, care of Elmer Johnston, Mesquite Elks Lodge 2811, P.O. Box 8000, pmb No. 209, Mesquite, NV 89024.Funeral services took place Thursday, Oct. 6, at Virgin Valley Mortuary. Interment was at Mesquite City Cemetery, (702) 346-6060.

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