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Allie Mae Russell


April 13, 2022

Allie Mae Russell, age 98, of Larslen, Mont., on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, started a journey for a joyous reunion in heaven with her parents, her two sons, nine siblings and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m., at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Glentana, Mont. Bell Mortuary is in charge of cremation arrangements and interment will be at the Glentana Cemetery.

Allie was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Glasgow, Mont., the fifth child of 11 children, to Harry and Pansy Squires, of Baylor, Mont. She attended grade school at the Wild Rose School at Baylor and attended high school in Opheim and then St Thomas Convent in Great Falls, Mont. She went to college at Northern Montana at Havre, and taught grades one through eight in North Valley County for a few years. Allie worked as a waitress, ticket clerk, as "Rosie the Riveter" for the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif., for 90 cents an hour, during World War II; a teacher, ranch cook and wife and retired from Mountain States Telephone after 35 plus years of service. She was the news reporter for North Valley County for many years and published in The Glasgow Courier.

Allie married first to Frank Gall, of San Diego, where their son William Bernard "Bill" Gall was born. They divorced and Allie and Bill returned to Montana. Allie married Reuben Fuhrmann in Glasgow, where their son Ron was born. They later divorced.

In a very nasty spring dust storm, in 1984, a woman volunteering for the Valley County Combined Campaign knocked on Stan Russell's door for a donation. He says he's been paying ever since as he married the volunteer, Allie, on Feb. 14, 1985, in Glasgow. Over the years they have enjoyed traveling to Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and Grand Canyon, Nevada's Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, California, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand.

Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, Stanley Russell; her daughter-in-law, Peggy Fuhrman, of Whitefish, Mont .; three grandchildren, Rebecca (Andy) Groebner, of Eagan, Minn., Jamie (Gary) Wurtzberger, of Burnsville, Minn., and Cody Fuhrman, of Eagan, Minn .; her great-grandsons, Kellan Groebner, of Eagan, and Bryce and Brax Wurtzberger, of Burnsville; her sister Patricia Mueller, of Great Falls, Mont .; and many nieces and nephews.

Monetary donations may be made to a memorial of your choice.


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