Russell “Russy” O. Vernon, passed away of natural causes on January 5, 2018, while at Life Care Center of Sandpoint. Russy was born on June 18, 1945 to Melvin and Annie Vernon, and was a lifelong resident of Bonners Ferry. Russy is survived by his son Owen Vernon (Val), daughters Carrie Beuster (Kirk) and Linda Belhoussine (Youness), sisters Lois Flory (Bill) and Carolyn Warner (Larry), five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, along with countless friends whom he considered family. Russy led a full and colorful life, his happiest times were spent being with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and picking huckleberries. Russy was a Jack of All Trades; logging in Alaska and the Northwest, working in the mines in Nevada, owning Vernon’s Construction and Painting and being honored multiple years as a Rainbow Vacuum Top Dealer and Top Scouting for the Cascade Region. Russy had been a member of AA for 20+ years and was a member of the Bonners Ferry Seventh Day Adventist Church. Russy loved hosting Bible studies at his home. Special thanks to the wonderful care he received from the Life Care Center of Sandpoint. If desired, donations can be made to the local charity of your choice or to the Life Care Center of Sandpoint
Services will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Bonners Ferry Seventh Day Adventist Church at 513353 U.S. 95, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.