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Jennifer Russell


Jennifer Russell died on April 16, 2019, in the presence of her loving family.

She was born in San Francisco in 1963 to Patricia A. Blanchard and Warren M. Russell, M.D.

She resided in Marin County until graduating from San Domenico School. She attended University of California at Santa Barbara and San Francisco State University, where she earned her BA in Sociology in 1990.

A gifted artist and musician, Jennifer placed in numerous piano competitions and won a statewide competition in piano composition.

Jennifer worked through her school years and until 1998. In 2001, she received a double-lung transplant at UCSF. Despite a lifetime of health challenges, she displayed courage, determination, strength, and humor.

Jennifer is survived by her two sisters, Michelyn French (Walter) and her children, Camille and Sander of Marin; the Rev. Richelle Russell (Dr. Paula) of Rhode Island; her mother, Patricia Russell of Santa Rosa; her father, Warren Russell, M.D. (Irene) of Tiburon; and his son and Jennifer’s brother, Jacques Russell of San Francisco.

Jennifer was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa.

A memorial contribution may be made to Earthjustice of San Francisco or St. Joseph Health Memorial Hospice of Sonoma County. A private graveside service will be held in Marin.


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