Gary Russell, 1963 ~ 2012

Gary Lynn Russell, 49, passed away May 19, 2012 from injuries in an automobile accident in Moab, Utah.

Gary was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., May 8, 1963 to Betty Jean (Taylor, Beck) and Howard Russell.

Gary grew up in Moab, where he was very active in sports. In 1981, at the age of 18, Gary was involved in a head-on collision and was in a coma for three months. Gary spent another three months in therapy and never fully recovered.

Gary married Tamara Lish in 1990, but they separated in 1992.

Gary is survived by his two daughters, Sheena Lish, and Iris Lish of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters and two brothers, Sharon Russell of San Francisco, Calif., Bruce, Marilyn, and Ron Beck of Moab, Utah; two nephews, and two nieces, Dylan Beck, Arielle Beck, Amanda Beck, and Thomas Beck, all of Moab.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moab.

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