Martha Elizabeth Deming Russell, age 82, of Provo, died June 8, 1998.

She was born April 13, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Fred Hefferan and Elizabeth Ellen Lamph Deming. She married Max Hoover Russell, February 16, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1993. She was an active member of the LDS Church, and had served as a Mutual president, Relief Society president, and Sunday School president. She loved to travel and paint, had sung in many choirs, was a gourmet cook and was an excellent seamstress. She was very creative and was a great homemaker.The family would like to thank the staff of East Lake Care Center for their loving care of Martha for the last several years.

She is survived by one son, John (Shonny) Russell, Bountiful, UT; Joy Wallstedt, Salem, UT; grandchildren, John, Michael, Scott, James Russell and Philip Wallstedt; five great-grandsons; one sister, LaVon Pavlakos, Tustin, CA.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 11, 1998, at 2 p.m., in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

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