Russell Jess Geiser grew up in Moro, Oregon where he went steady with every girl in his first grade class—though mostly not at the same time. He was born on June 7th, 1948 in Butte, MT, and completed Sherman County High School. He served in the Army for two years in Alaska.
Russ worked in car part stores and gas stations, before moving to Pocatello, ID to work for the railroad. He was eventually transferred to Hermiston, Oregon, where he retired on disability. Russ loved cars, women, and bars, and was never known to take guff from anyone.
He is survived by his mother, Otilia "Tillie" Vann of The Dalles, and his sister, Gloria Geiser, of Portland, Oregon. He passed on November 22 in Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA from acute respiratory failure after a bout with pneumonia.
A potluck Celebration of Life is planned for Dec 11 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm at the Sherman County Senior center in Moro, OR. People are invited to bring pictures as well as memories to share. Rather than flowers, friends are encouraged to contribute to Russell's favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital in his name.
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