Bernita Faye Russell, 70, of Boise, Idaho, died April 12, 2004.
Bernita Faye Shaw was born on July 28, 1933 in Denver, Ark. Her parents were ranchers in the Ozarks during her childhood. Although she skipped a grade, she graduated at the top of her class at Green Forest in 1950. She married Blane Russell, her husband of 52 years, in 1952. Blane entered the ministry and accepted his first pastorate in 1955. Blane and Faye subsequently pastored in Idaho for 44 years, during which time their six children were raised.
Bernita Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Sula Shaw, and her brother Harold Dean Shaw.
Bernita Faye is survived by her husband, Blane, of Boise; her sister-in-law Polly Shaw of Green Forest; six children Jetton (Terry) Torix of Boise, Marie (Steve) DeWitt of Twin Falls, Joe (Rose) Russell of Twin Falls, Patty (Jim) Wiersma of Buhl, Blane (Angela) Russell of Boise, Vickie (Scott) Jones of Boise; 16 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Calvary 1st Assembly of God, Boise, Idaho.