Roland L. Russell

Roland L. Russell

October 1954 ~ August 2019

Roland was born in San Mateo and raised in Hughson.  He graduated from Hughson High School in 1972 and received a Bachelors Degree from Fresno Pacific.  He served in the US Navy for a time and worked at Foster Farms Dairy for 27 years.  Roland loved taking road trips, especially when they involved a stop at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing.

He is survived by his wife Carla Russell; son Zach Russell; siblings Janet (Bob) Harper, Mary Jordan, Pat Mason, Molly (John) Flemate, Becky (George) Lefler and Jeannine (Ron) Bailey.  He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Gloria Russell and brother Jerry Russell.

Donations can be made in Roland’s memory to Westside Ministries, P.O. Box 354, Turlock, CA 95381.

Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:00p.m.

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  • JEFF PUDLAS August 20, 2019 2:31 am

    Carla, We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff and I feel for you. Best wishes!

  • Susan Bunch August 20, 2019 2:34 am

    Roland and I not only graduated together from Hughson High School, but begin our school careers in Kindergarten together. I have such great memories of all my classmates including Roland. Our class was unique in that most of us were all friends, no cliques or meanness toward anyone. I know Roland will be greatly missed by his family. We will also miss him on our class reunion meetings as well as at the reunions. He was a great guy!

    Carla and family, Troy and I are praying for strength and comfort for all of you in the days ahead.

  • Thea Bergwerff August 20, 2019 6:09 am

    Carla, Gecondoleerd met het verlies van je geliefde man Roland. We hebben elkaar nooit persoonlijk ontmoet. Ons contact verliep door de afstand via Facebook. Hij kwam op mij over als een sterke en warme man. Ik wens jou, Zach en verdere familie heel veel sterkte om dit verlies te kunnen dragen.
    Mede namens mijn broers Joris en Hennie en mijn zussen Ank en Corrie

  • Wayne & Trace’e Harris August 20, 2019 2:25 pm

    Carla, we are saddened to hear of Roland’s passing. We will always remember the stories he told every time we were together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Corien Deen-Drost August 20, 2019 3:32 pm

    Lieve Carla,
    Van harte gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Roland.
    Chris en ik wensen je heel veel sterkte en Gods kracht toe!
    Ps 46:2 God is voor ons een veilige schuilplaats, een betrouwbare hulp in de nood.

  • Jeannine Bailey August 20, 2019 3:55 pm

    Carla, we are so sorry for your loss. I send my love and prayers for you and Zach. I will always remember my brother Roland as a loving and caring person. He meant the world to me and always will. We love you.

  • Lianne kraaijenbrink August 20, 2019 3:59 pm

    Lieve Carla, gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Roland, we leven velen kilometers van elkaar maar je verdriet voelt heel dichtbij, ik ken Roland niet persoonlijk maar wat ik heb gezien van hem op Facebook had ik hem graag leren kennen, het was fijn jullie leven te zien via Facebook, mijn ouders familie en Erkan en ik wensen je heel veel sterkte met dit verlies en een zegen van God, liefs, Lianne kraaijenbrink

  • John Love August 20, 2019 4:51 pm

    I looked up to Roland as I being an under class man in high school. He was very talented and always friendly I will miss his Facebook post of Carla and his road trip Rest In Peace dear friend

  • Bill Rutherford August 20, 2019 7:38 pm

    CARLA I’m sorry for your loss ROLAND was really good friend great person I missed the BBQ‘s in Merced coming over and talking I will miss him

  • Ervin ille August 21, 2019 12:26 am

    Sorry and saddened bye this news Roland and I spent a lot of days in theWrestling room together he was always a great partner and always positive he was a great friend so sorry Carla and family

  • BettycSchweiker August 21, 2019 1:59 am

    So sad to hear of this!! Roland was a sweet, gentle man. I didn’t see him often, but will miss him greatly! Carla, I pray for comfort for you in this great loss!!❤️❤️

  • Dick en Nannette Venderink August 21, 2019 10:02 am

    Dear Carla, so sad to hear your husband Roland has passed away.
    You are in our thoughts and we wish jou all the support and love from family and friends.
    Love, Dick and Nannette

  • Yvonne Dijkman-Bergwerff August 21, 2019 10:23 am


  • Yvonne Dijkman-Bergwerff August 21, 2019 10:36 am

    Beste Carla,

    Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Roland.
    We wensen jou en je familie heel veel sterkte.
    In gedachten zijn we bij jullie.

    Liefs Maarten,Yvonne en Hans

  • Rob Harper August 22, 2019 8:17 pm

    Roland will be missed immensely. I have such great memories of he & I working over dad’s warehouse scrubbing milk rust off the walls. His humor and the way he could spin a tale will always put a smile on my face when I think of him. Carla, we have you in our prayers. Rob, Kelly & family.

  • Janine Dias Avila August 23, 2019 4:24 am

    I have such wonderful memories of Roland. It’s like I can still see him sitting on the steps at Houston high school. He was a great wrestler and find a support on the wrestling team. He was a great friend so caring who is commenting always checking in. We will miss you Roland. Carla we will be praying for you. Much love

  • Eliede Pounds August 23, 2019 2:53 pm

    Dear Carla, we will miss Roland and we are praying for you for peace and comfort and also for the family. Dave and I send you our love.

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