Michelle Leigh Russell

July 28, 1979 - March 9, 2021

Our sweet loving, Michelle Leigh Russell, has recently passed away on March 9, 2021 in her home in Salt Lake City, UT with the comfort of her family and friends around her at the age of 41. 

She was born in Shiprock, New Mexico on July 28, 1979, not too long after, she and her family moved to Salt Lake City Utah. She found her love of her life with Anthony Vina and been together for 12 years. 

She attended East High School and graduated class of 1997. She worked hard as a waitress at many restaurants, her children look up to her for being a strong single mom for most of her life. 

Some of her favorite things to do included watching Price is Right at 11 am almost every day, but she dedicated and devoted her time to her kids. As spontaneous and creative as she was, she really enjoyed the simple things such as playing board games with her kids or watching a movie together as a family. She was also a great artist; she would paint the most amazing things on canvases and doodle quick drawings. She was BIG fan of the Chicago Bears and would anxiously wait for football season to start. 

Michelle is survived by her kids: Dylon, Grace, Kaila and Charles. Her fiancé, Anthony Vina. Father and mother: Glenn and Lavern Russell. Her brother: Stephen & Sisters: Samantha (husband Shawn), Cherlynn “Bo” (husband Nathan), Kimberly (husband Tony) and Lynn “Girl”. Nephews: Jordan, Quinton, Domitrie, Noah, Elijah. Nieces: Elaina and Madilynn.  Her Grandnephews and Grandnieces: Isaac, Jayla, Stella, Natalie and Julian. She left her loving dog, Po who never left her side. 

Although her family and friends mourn her loss, they take comfort in knowing she is at peace and will carry her name and memory forward. 

Donations are graciously accepted and will be given to Michelle's children. 

A viewing will be on Friday March 19th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, (Family hour 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm) at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Please call the funeral at 801-474-9119 between the hours or 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to make a reservation in order to abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks are required. Her burial will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 North St E, Salt Lake City, on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm.