October 8, 1944 - Sunday, March 8, 2020
TCVA Board of Directors regrets to inform the community of the passing of Bobbi Russell, loving wife of the late Chief Radioman Aubrey Russell of TACAMOPAC Crew 4. Aubrey gave his last full measure in 1977 and Bobbi, like so many Navy Wives, carried on. She raised a family and made ends meet without him. We met her at the TACAMO reunions and the Crew 4 memorial sponsored by VQ-3 and TCVA at NAS OKC. We knew her to be both warm and spunky and dedicated to her family. With our deepest sympathies to her family, we also rejoice that she has been reunited with Aubrey with many tales to share of the past 43 years since his untimely departure. Peace and love all of her family and friends,
TCVA Board of Directors.
Mrs. Roberta "Bobbi" Russell, age 75 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Born Sunday, October 8, 1944 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Throughout her life, Mrs. Russell spent countless hours of her own time, lending a hand to others in need of all types of assistance; personal, mental, and physical. She volunteered with Catholic Charities, in Norfolk, Virginia, providing assistance to anyone that required medical treatment, transporting them to various appointments as necessary, and assisting the homeless with acquiring shelter and/or passing out food during times of need. She volunteered in local nursing homes there, providing assistance to anyone in need of care or by just visiting them when they had no living relatives.
Here in Louisiana, Ms. Russell volunteered a great portion of her time with the Presbyterian Church, passing out food during times of need, and assisting adults in learning to read. She leaves behind a mark of kindness and compassion that no one who knew her will ever forget.
Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Emily Deyo Lafreniere; husband, Aubrey Dean Russell, who died in active military service in Wake Island; siblings, William Lafreniere and Joyce Ann Lamagdeleine.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Robert Mador (Susan), Christopher Mador (Sherri Jo), Angela Russell (Timothy), Aubrey Russell (Jennifer), Melissa Vines (Victor) and Corie Russell; grandchildren, Amanda Jo, Joshua, Alyssa Jo, Elijah, Cameron, Cheyenne, Aubrey III, Avery, Hannah, Jayson, Natalee, Victoria, Kyle, Alex and Marina; great-grandchildren, Lydia, Matthew Dean, Drake, Rowan and Keegan; siblings, Shirley Hall (Peter) and Robert Lafreniere (Sallie).
Memorial service arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.
TCVA extends its sympathy and prayer for peace to Bobbi Russell's family and friends during this time of the passing.
Bobbi with her family in VQ-3 at the TACAMOPAC Crew 4 memorial service in 2015.
TACAMOPAC Crew 4, Chief Aubrey Russell