Elizabeth M. Russell, 1917-2007
Elizabeth M. Russell, 89, of Sedona, died April 25, 2007, in Cottonwood.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1917, to Ernest and Grace (Williams) Lawrence in Phoenix, where she grew up, attended and graduated from Creighton High School. She attended Tempe Normal, now known as Arizona State University.
Elizabeth worked for the Scottsdale Unified School District as a bus driver.
She was not just any bus driver; she drove the school bus for the children with special needs, and did so for 18 years.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ.
She was married to the late Glenn Russell.
Elizabeth leaves behind her daughter, Betty Joanne Heart of Cornville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Monday, April 30, in the Sedona Community Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Elizabeth's name to the Verde Valley Humane Society, 1502 W. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood AZ 86326.
An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.
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