Christine Russell was born March 1, 1909, in Choice, Texas, daughter of Katherine and N.B. Evans, and died March 19, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.R. Russell.

Survivors who will cherish her legacy are her daughter, Evelyn Dowdy of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Katherine Shafer and husband Carl of Coppell, Texas, James Russell Dowdy of Huntsville, Texas and Lisa Mokry and husband Stephen of San Antonio, Texas; six great-grandchildren ,Ryan, Ashley and Reid Shafer of Coppell, Texas, and Cohner, Bailee and Danielle Mokry of San Antonio,Texas.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville and an inspiration to all whose lives she enriched. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to Dr. Tom Cole, her grandson James Dowdy and to all her caregivers.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 22, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Adickes Additions of Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Ellen Willett officiating under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 21, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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