Barbara Bush Russell (Hardman) went to join her husband Lyman (Swede) Russell, daughters Maureen Stoddard and Colleen Carroll, and sons Lyman Kay Russell and Lane Russell, in heaven where there will be much celebration as she reunites with her loved ones. Also to greet her will be grandson Colt, granddaughter Jerrica, and great-grandson Kaden. She passed thru the veil May 15, 2019, at the age of 91.
She was born Jan. 11, 1928, to Wesley and Violet Bush in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1945. She married Swede on April 25, 1947. He passed away April, 1987. She later married Delyn Hardman, he passed away June, 2005. She was later sealed to Swede in the LDS Temple.
She worked for the federal government for over 30 years at Deseret Chemical, Ogden Arsenal, and retired from Dugway Proving Grounds.
She was a master artist winning many ribbons for her paintings. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Barb had a sweetness about her that touched her many friends and family. But on the other hand, she was feisty and had a quick wit that made for good laughter.
She is survived by daughter Janneen (Ron) Taylor; step-son Jeff (Diana) Jordon; many grandchildren, great- and great-great grandchildren; brother Don (Ann) Bush; sister Karen Harrison; and special sister-in-law Luana (Cal) Hutchins. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Wesley (Darrel) and Jack Bush.
Barb was a strong woman, but in the end after losing so many loved ones, it took a toll on her.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, at the 13th Ward Church, 1025 Southwest Drive, Tooele, Utah, viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., funeral following immediately after at 11 a.m. Burial in Tooele City.