WAUKESHA

Remica L. Russell

Nov. 19, 1919 - Aug. 20, 2006

Remica L. Russell, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

Working in retail, she was employed as a buyer for Hallís (a division of Hallmark Cards) and Mermod Jaccard King, and was in sales at Tiffany & Co. in New York and C.D. Peacocks Jewelers in Chicago.

She enjoyed music and sports on television, while carrying a passion for reading. She attended the Christian Science Church in Waukesha.

A widow, she moved to Waukesha to live closer to her devoted sister, Jean Ruzicka; niece, Bette Mahoney; and grandnephew, Brian Mahoney. She is also survived by her son, John Smither of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a loving sister-in-law, Rosa Lamb of Longview, Texas; and relatives and friends in Texarkana, Ark., and Texas.

A private service will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park, where she will be interred.