There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, the 30th, at two o’clock, in Maricopa, at the First Congregational Church, 395 California St. in Maricopa, CA 93252. Please join us. There will be refreshments and food (potluck) after the celebration.

RUSSELL T. GRIMES
1957-2010

Russell was born in Nevada, Iowa on December 9, 1957.  His family had moved to California in 1965 where he completed his education in North Hollywood. He served four years in the Navy, two years at NAS Lemoore. He enjoyed his job as elections supervisor for final phase. Russell loved to travel with his wife Shelley and their three pets, Dustin rags, Daisy May, and Gore Dean Ya.


Russell lost his battle to advanced prostate cancer on January 18, 2010. Russell was amazing. Through the whole battle with cancer he never lost his sense of humor. We fought the battle four years.


He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Grimes of Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Grimes; stepchildren, Jerry Gunther of Taft, Heather Gunther of Maricopa; grandson, Brauhner Dane of Taft; his mother, Lois Haney of Taft; his father, Robert Grimes of Alabama; his sisters, Grace F. Goodrow of Ventura, Robin Walton of Oxnard, Chris Grimes and half-sister, Cristal Bonner; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, the 30th, at two o’clock, in Maricopa, at the First Congregational Church, 395 California St. in Maricopa, CA 93252. Please join us. There will be refreshments and food (potluck) after the celebration.