Florence Audrey Russell, age 86, died peacefully, May 19, 2013 at her home in Hermosa Beach, surrounded by her family. She was born on October 14, 1926 in Harborcreek, PA, the daughter of Clyde and Margaret Nonomaque. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1948 and went on to complete her Masters at Penn State in 1956. She taught for seven years in Albion and three years in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1957 she married Kenneth E. Russell and moved to Hermosa Beach, where they raised four children. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for 54 years where she sang in the choir and served in several capacities. In addition she worked in the Hermosa Beach School District as a teacher's aide for many years. She is survived by her children, Jay Russell of Hermosa Beach, CA; Kalie Lasley of Warrenton, VA; David Russell of Hermosa Beach, CA; Andrea Sintes of McKinney, TX; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Services will be held at White and Day, Redondo Beach for family and friends.

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  1. I was so sorry and saddened to read about your mom passing away. She was one of my moms best friends and I spent many happy days with both your parents and my mom on our Las Vegas trips. I know she was a terrific mother and caring, giving person. She will certainly end up in Heaven. I will pray for her. I know the difficulty in losing a parent and can only offer the advice to remember the good times and great memories.

    Pete Whalon

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