español English

Obituary for Russell J Ware

Russell  J Ware thumbnail

Russell J Ware

April 17, 1929 - January 29, 2012

Russell J. Ware1929 ~ 2012On January 29, 2012 the love of my life, my best friend and husband, passed on from this world into the next while I held him in my arms. Thank you my love for 43 years of companionship and beautiful memories.Russell J. Ware was born in Carbon County Utah on April 17, 1929. He was the only son of Russell S. and Fontella Marett Ware. He graduated from Carbon County High School in 1947. From 1947 ~ 1962 he worked in the Coal Mines in Carbon County. He also was employed with Titanium Metals and Jetway before working for his final employer, Utility Trailer, from which he retired in 1995.He married Betty Lou Nordin on September 10, 1948 (Later divorced). He then married Ruth Hall Nielsen on May 17, 1969. Together they have a blended family of 5 surviving children. Debra Lynn Jesus (Jim), Russell Scott Ware (Chris), Kevin R. Ware, Todd Lee Ware (Kimberly), Shelly N. Snyder (Rob). One of Russ’s favorite jobs was that of a grandfather, he loved and treasured every moment spent with his grandchildren. Towards the end of his life he found great joy in their visits. He leaves behind 16 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren, whom will all dearly miss and forever remember him. Russell was preceded in death by both of his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Lyle and Areleen Ware Christensen, and an infant daughter Sydney Ware. A viewing and graveside service will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary and Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden. The viewing hours will be on Thursday February 2, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and from 10:00 ~ 10:45 a.m. Friday, February 3, followed by a graveside service. Following graveside services his wife and family will be holding a ceremony in celebration of his life at the Ogden Union Station Theater Annex, 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden. Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time: 11:45 am -

Ogden Union Station Theater Annex


2501 Wall Ave , , Ogden, UT,

| Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 3, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

| Map


Timeline for Russell J Ware

Born: April 17, 1929
Died: January 29, 2012

Condolences for Russell J Ware

Deborah Ware Jesus posted on 2/15/12

Until we meet agin on the other side,my forever love.Deb


Ruth Ann Northam (Alexander) posted on 2/6/12

Ruth,I am so sorry for your loss. It is amazing how time flies by.I know Russ was good to you all and you to him.Ruth Ann


Andi posted on 2/2/12

Grandpa was many things to many people, and was an amazing man. My memories will always be fond ones as I remember him teasing me, teaching me, telling me stories, and cheering me on in life. He celebrated my achievements with me and supported my failures as learning experiences. He giggled with me at my stubbornness, which I was told many times that I got from him. While he could laugh and smile about the good times he also helped me more than he ever knew through some rough times as well. There are things that he said and did in support of me that I don't know if he ever knew how much they meant at the time. Which is why they meant so much. He also expected my best out of me and didn't let me forget it. The world has lost one amazing grandpa.


Brad Judkins posted on 2/1/12

I had the pleasure of knowing Russell during his time at Utilily trailer. To this day his name is mentioned frequently because of his hard work and dedication to his job as a maintenance man. Thanks again Russ!


Kimberly posted on 2/1/12

I so love this picture of Russ. His kindness, care, and humor will be missed. Our hearts are sorrowful at your passing, but you will forever be in our hearts.


Ron & LOrri posted on 2/1/12

Deb, Scott, Kevin & Todd,I was so sadden to hear your father had passed away. He was a pillar of strenght through his life as well as these past few years. You all are very lucky to have had him for so long. May he rest in peace.Love to you allRon & Lorri (Nordin) Frame


ron and kathy bryan posted on 2/1/12

we are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.