Remington Bradley Russell was born on April 2, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away at the age of 30 on Saturday February 13, 2021. Remington was a four-year honorable veteran of the United States Navy, life-long hunter, firearm enthusiast and a gifted athlete. He had a desire to serve his country after 9/11.
Received training in naval special warfare seal training for 13 weeks, as well as completed and graduated 6 weeks of surface rescue swimmer school. Remington advanced in rank four times in four years. Completed four-year enlistment as a supervisor Petty Officer Second Class. He led and managed over 30 personnel and successfully completed two overseas deployments.
Remington’s achievements and awards include,
-Navy and Marine Corps Achievements
-Navy Good Conduct
-National Defense Service
-Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
-Global War on Terrorism Service
- Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer Graduate
-Two Navy Battle Excellence Ribbon
-Navy Expert Pistol Medal
-Navy Expert Rifle Medal
-Navy School Peremptory School Graduate
Those who knew Remington, lost a shining light in their lives. He had a huge heart and a smile that lit up a room. He had a free spirit, was extremely creative, funny and playful. Remington loved children and children loved him. He loved spending time with his family camping, boating, cooking fun dinners together, and holidays. He was the best gift giver. Always very thoughtful and generous.
He is survived by Brad & Stacey Russell (parents), brother Austin Russell, brother Ryan (Julia). Nephews River & Indy, niece Emily. Grandparents, Hal & Jill Russell & Grandmother Nancy Long. Many Aunts, Uncles & cousins. Remington was preceded in death by his Grandfather Joe Long, Great-Grandmother Ora Beck and cousin Riley Culley.
Though he left this world far too soon, he left this world a better place. His sweet spirit will be missed greatly.
A public visitation will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah.
A private family funeral service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Larkin Mortuary Riverton. Friends and Family are able to attend virtually via zoom. The link to watch the service is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84636273624?pwd=cU1qMnIvdFdHQWJXeG91ZEx4YXFydz09
Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 S), immediately following funeral services.
If you would like to make a donation in Remington's Memory, please contact your local Mountain America Credit Union and make donations to the Remington Russell Memorial Fund.
Life Story Info
I can still remember the first birthday I celebrated with Remington and his family. I remember I did not bring a gift to the party and Stacey gave me a 5 pack of Wrigley's Winterfresh gum to give to Rem. Stacey told me it was his favorite gum.
Remington and I attended Bluffdale Elementary together and continued sharing schools until high school. We also played little league football together. Remington was full of passion. I am truly sorry for your loss.
I am so deeply saddened to hear the news of Remington. He truly did have a contagious laugh and smile, I had the honor of being in his life the last 90 days. Please know I am deeply sorry for your loss at this time and pray for nothing but peace for your family.
Rest in Peace my friend.
Whether it was fate or lucky coincidence, I am glad I met you.