Russell Wren
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 9, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Big Spring, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 5, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    El Paso, Texas, United States
Let the memory of Russell be with us forever

It is always good to just speak from your heart. Tell about some memories, talk about how he changed your life. Maybe choose his favorite song (worship or other if you prefer) to sing. It is always tough losing someone close and family and friends are all there for support.
Please leave a remembrfance of Russell, I copy so mom can read them. Love to everyone of you and don't forget to smile for you never know who really needs one.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 26th April 2017

"My brother, Russell, always listened to me when I was worried about mom. He would tell me, "Marilyn, do not worry, mom will outlive everyone of us. Remember her saying that?"
Since her accident and the house incident she has gone down some. I went to her house yesterday and she was just dressed comfortable in the morning and having trouble with her hip. Really painful and hard to walk. She has to grab her left leg when she goes to sit in her wing back chair. Hard to watch her do that. Anyways, as the day went on I went back towards the evening and she was all cleaned up and nicely dressed as if she was going somewhere. I asked her where she was going and she told me "I just got all cleaned up for the day". This was at 5:00pm. Hurts me when I see and hear her say things like that. I am so scared Dad and Russell that I do not know what to do sometimes. I need advice and you are not hear to help me. At least you wouldn't avoid the topic as our other 2 brothers are. I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH RIGHT NOW :("

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 16th April 2017

"Happy Easter my dear brother. I am missing you a lot these days. My shoulder to cry on and the shoulder to lean on is in heaven. I guess I will just have to come on here everyday to talk out my feelings and hope that your advice comes to me. It is very difficult caring for mom and watching her forget things and people. She really is doing ok, just that we take to her to all the appts, she still does not drive, and then she forgets what the doctor told her as we are driving home. I love and miss you so much...:("

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th April 2017

"It has been 4 years since your passing, Russell. I am actually able to get through the sadness and now I am at the laughter. You have given me so many great memories. My brother the joker, the tough one, the protector. I was able to speak with Val who you worked with at Food for Health I believe. He was shocked to hear of your passing. Seems like a very nice guy, I forgot to give him this link.
Mom is doing pretty good Russell, she forgets some things but that is good in away for she sometimes cries for you. She lost part of herself when you passed. I love you and miss you my dear brother :) <3"

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 5th April 2017

"Close you eyes, clear your mind of thoughts, then you will feel and see me. I love you my family and friends and I send you all my love. I realize its hard for you without me, but just remember I'm as close as the air you breathe. I am with you and you are with me always. Every day brings me closer to all of you. I love you all, Russell"

This tribute was added by sharon branch on 5th April 2017

"I hope as each year passes, you are able to remember Russell with more laughter than tears.  To the Wren family, Russell will be in my thoughts today, as will all of you.  Much love"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 11th March 2017

"Change the time forward up in Heaven, Russell :) :) sometimes I find myself just wanting to talk with you. I guess just talking to you would fill the void. I come to this site to reconnect and just talk. I miss you so much at times, I am just used to being able to go outside and walk to your apartment. :) The apartments are not the same Yvonne is no longer and the rest of the staff just replaced one by one. But, Sarah is still there keeping the older residents in good spirits. Have a happy day up there with the family and give a hug to dad for me <3"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 9th September 2016

"Happy Birthday Russell, I went and visited your tree this morning. How big it has gotten. Amazing how it grows and healthy it is, even if I had gone by the month earlier. I love going to visit you and the tree. Gives me the sense of closeness to you. I love and miss you - Marilyn"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th April 2016

"Russell, it has been 3 years since you passed, and still are missed daily. Your tree planted in your honor at Raintree is growing big. The kids are finally going on with their lives, accepting your passing but enjoying life like you wanted. It is a shame you were unable to see your great grandson, he is so cute and mom calls him Bugar. LOL. I miss talking with you, I should start visiting the site when I feel like talking with you. Seems to help and fills the void I have. I Love you and miss you daily. Say hi to Dad for me. Love, Marilyn"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 30th December 2015

"Another year has gone by without you, Russell. I know you are up there watching over us, but please will you and dad watch over mom more, she is starting to forget things and just confused somewhat. I love you both up there in the garden of peace."

This tribute was added by sharon branch on 5th April 2015

"Remembering Russell today and all the Wren family.  Hugs and love to all of you"

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 5th April 2015

"Dear Marilyn and Family,
I am holding you all close to my heart today as we remember your precious Russell's 2nd anniversary on Heaven. I know you miss him terribly and I pray that as each day passes you will rejoice in knowing that you will be together again.... With love and blessings, Linda"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th April 2015

"I really miss especially this past month. You always knew how to comfort me and say the inspirational words to me.  Had breakfast with the family and all was talked about was little bj remembering his grandpa. Your spirit goes on even with the younger ones who did not understand back in 2013. You are a Blessing and I am glad you are there to watch over us. I will see you soon - I love you russell"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 9th September 2014

"Happy Birthday up in Heaven
from your family here below.
We love you and we miss you,
and want to let you know.

Your birthdays aren’t forgotten.
and your memory yet lives on.
We celebrate your life with us
even though you’ve gone.

Were God to grant us just one wish,
then make that wish come true,
you’d be here right beside us
and we’d spend this day with you.

And while here for your birthday
you would be so hugged and kissed
that you would know before you go
how much you’re loved and missed."

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 9th September 2014

"Thinking of you today Russell as we celebrate your 64th birthday in Heaven. We miss your smiles and sweet nature.. See you soon my friend.  Love and hugs, Linda Rice"

This tribute was added by Greg Tucker on 5th April 2014

"Condolences to the Wren family, I hadn’t seen Russell for many years; but when I did they were always pleasant."

This tribute was added by sharon branch on 5th April 2014

"To all the Wren family...lots of love to all of you today and everyday.  Russell will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th April 2014

"A year ago on this day 5th of April my brother/my friend, my mentor passed away. There is one thing that if you did not know him, he was a fighter. I miss you Russell and a year of hurt is now turned into happy Memories of a life that was spent "Live your life like you were dying"  I love you Russell :)"

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 2nd April 2014

"I light this candle in memory of a special man who would light everyone's world with his smile and his humor; He is so greatly missed and I will never forget him. Until we meet aqain Russell, rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 9th September 2013

"Happy Birthday Russell,
I know my Tina is celebrating with you and your loved too that were there to greet you. Have a wonderful heavenly birthday. You are dearly missed my long time friend. Love ya dude!!!"

This tribute was added by Jacob Kulak on 9th September 2013

"Happy Bday Dad!!! I love you and miss you! And don't worry because its Dale Jr. Year he is gunna win the chapmionship I know it dad. Thanks again for being a real father. If I didn't Have you in my life I would've never ever been who I am today! Your the best Father a man could ask for. 1 day I will be also because of you. LOVE YOU DAD!"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th May 2013

"the poem below I saw on Facebook of a friend of mine,Rose de Leon  Just wanted to share with everyone for today it is fitting. My brother gas been gone a month today and we do not go a day with out thinking of him."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 5th May 2013

"We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 26th April 2013

"Well this week Raintree Village planted a Willow Tree in memory of Russell. So nice to sit outside now and I just look at the willow and just talk to Russell...such a soothing tree and blows at times that I think my brother is hearing me..."

This tribute was added by Patti Moore on 22nd April 2013

"Marilyn - You and your family are in my thoughts.  Every time I saw Russell he had the biggest smile and was able to keep everyone aroud him in good spirits.  He will always be your guardian angel now.  I know he is missed terribly but is no longer in pain.  Remember the good memories and take time to think about him and smile."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 13th April 2013

"well my brother has been gone a week...and it is the weekend and I am used to him being outside and I see him. But not today...although I know it is the best and  he is in no pain but missing him being so close will be a while before It won't bother. He was such an inspiration for me and our talks were the best of any of my brothers"

This tribute was added by Kit Vinson on 10th April 2013

"Thank you Marilyn for sharing the heartfelt tributes of those who really knew Russell.  I will always keep the wonderful memories I have with Russell and the Summers' in El Paso. He got me into motorcycles, still to today.
I wish I knew him in our adult years. My sincere prayers of comfort are for you, your family and ALL of his wonderful friends."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 10th April 2013

"we had family over at mom's and it went great, I bet the younger ones  enjoyed the conversation remember under stood"

This tribute was added by Roxanna Cooley on 9th April 2013

"Marilyn, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Russ was such a warm, caring person with a beautiful never ending smile. I remember he and Sharon Hayward went together for such a long time; they made such a cute couple.  He was a special guy with many friends. God bless you & give you sweet peace through the days ahead."

This tribute was added by Sara Fabela-Hernandez on 9th April 2013

"Russell and his cowboy hat and his wonderful big smile will be missed. May you RIP. Ms. Wren you and your family are in my prayers."

This tribute was added by James Smith on 8th April 2013

"I have many fond memories of Russell and I together.  He is a true friend.  He had the heart of a lion but was gentle as a lamb.  The world will be less colorful without him.  I wish you all strength to endure in this time of loss.  May God bless."

This tribute was added by Ralph O. Haynes on 8th April 2013

"No matter what the situation, Russ was there with a joke and was one to pull you out of a deep funk. Although I lost touch him, I always felt that if I needed, I could find him and talk. Thank you for that, Marilyn."

This tribute was added by Alice Johnston on 7th April 2013

"I have never had a friend like Russell.  They talk about unconditional love...He was the epitome of unconditional love.  No one can top his skill at this.  I don't care how low you felt, Russell would lift you up and out and put you in a better place.  Anger, guilt and depression fled when you came into his presence.  I mean gone. Love you, Alice"

This tribute was added by sharon branch on 7th April 2013

"Russell was a friend to all and Marilyn, he will be missed most of all by his loving sister.  I will never forget the night we all went to your moms house and she shaved all the boys head and I cried and your mom was just laughing and having fun.  Robert Acosta, John Slettebo, my brother Charles, I think Mike Payan were all there, along with your brothers.....happy to all"

This tribute was added by Linda Rice on 7th April 2013

"Dear Marilyn
My heart goes out to you and your family in your loss of your special  brother, Russell. I will always remember Russell as a carefree happy man with a great sense of humor and a warm welcoming smile that always made me smile and laugh. With the obstacle he faced his entire life, it never got him down. He will be very missed... Love ya"

This tribute was added by Marilyn Taylor on 6th April 2013

"I feel so alone now that my brother, Russell, has gone to never land. He was always there for me to talk with, stop over while sitting outside, Or even enjoying Survivor and NASCAR races with him. I know my brother is with my dad and they both are my angels now...."

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