Walter Russell Bendure, Jr., was born on July 11, 1931 in Mesa, and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2020. He is survived by his sister, Irene Betts; children, Leanna and Tim; 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Russell served in Korea with the US Army. After returning home to Mesa, he worked for AJ Bayless Markets until his retirement. He enjoyed his family, his pets and being at home in his hometown of Mesa.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 65 years, Betty.