BANGOR – Barbara (Betts) Russell, 88, passed away Nov. 4, 2012, at a Brewer nursing facility. She was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Brewer, daughter of the late Charles and Sylvia (Tracy) Betts, and granddaughter of Adeline Betts, who raised her.
Upon graduation from Orono High School, class of 1942, Barbara was employed at Merrill Trust Co., Orono and Old Town. She was a member of Orono Methodist Church.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Linwood F. Russell; brother, Eddie Betts; and sister, Mary Gregory. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Russell of Brewer; two sons, David Russell and wife, Janet, of Bangor, and Mark Russell and wife, Carol, of Glenburn; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her request, services will be private. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Barbara in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Penobscot Christian School, 1423 Ohio St., Bangor, ME 04401, where her daughter, Judy, volunteers. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.