Dawn Marie Russell, of Chugiak, died unexpectedly on June 18, 2013 in Wasilla. She was 48.
She was born August 19, 1964 in Kodiak. She attended Chugiak High School, and lived with her husband Todd M. Russell in Chugiak. She was active with First American Baptist Church in Anchorage and The Crossing in Birchwood. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening, scrap booking and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and dogs.
She is survived by her parents, Robert N. and Linda L. Jesser; brother, Peter A. Jesser; sons, Sean P. Talcott and Rex W. Talcott III; grandsons, Alexander T. Talcott and Isaiah S. Talcott; and many aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George A. and Ester B. ‘Jo’ Hadju and Elmer R. and Sarah ‘Rosie’ Jesser.
A celebration of Dawn’s life will be held at the First American Baptist Church July 21 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, PO Box 949 Portage, AK 99587 are suggested.
Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Alaska. Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.alaskacremation.com