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Dorothy Marie Russell
Sept. 27, 1954 - April 2, 2010
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Dorothy Marie Russell, 55, entered into rest on Friday, April 2, in Manteca. She was born on September 27, 1954 in Willets, California, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Troy and Francis Funderburk.

Mrs. Russell is survived by her husband whom she married 40 years ago July 1970; Mr. Rick Russell. Dorothy was blessed with two daughters, Trina Russell of Manteca and Tami and husband Kenny Rhodes Jr. of Modesto. She has 7 very special grandchildren, Breanna Carpenter, Jeffery Carpenter, Zachary Carpenter, Tajiana Rhodes, Micaela Rhodes, Kent Rhodes and Anthony Dossi. Dorothy was able to meet her first great-grandbaby which she was blessed with this past summer Aiden Martin. In addition, she is survived by two siblings, Lola Funderburk of Stockton and Doyle Funderburk of Redding.

Dorothy was an extremely proud homemaker making her home just perfect for her husband, daughters and grandchildren. Her husband was her true best friend; she always had his happiness at heart. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God of Lathrop where she was a devoted minister’s wife. She loved the smell of flowers and the beauty that spring brought every year. Dorothy was an amazing grandmother and mother always being involved with attending sports and school activities. She was an exceptionally kind lady always caring for others before herself. Her sweet nature and thoughtfulness never went unnoticed.

Mrs. Russell’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday April 9, at 1 p.m. at P.L .Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. She will be laid to rest at Park View Cemetery. An on-line guest book is available for condolences to the family at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, April 7, 2010