Shannon Lois Russo

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  • "Tough to know what to say... such a shocking loss. It's..."
    - Mark Legac
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    - Dawn Norton
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    - Patty Russo
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January 15, 1954 ~ December 16, 2017

"Shannon will be remembered by those who love her as a woman who laughed out loud often
and loved her family fiercely."

Shannon Lois Russo, 63, passed away Saturday, December 16th, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Medford, Oregon on January 15th, 1954 to Earl and JoAnn Bennett.
In 1974, Shannon married her first love, Neil Schwinler, in Vancouver, WA where they would live and raise their two children, Angela and David. Shannon and Neil were married for 38 years until his death in 2012. She was lucky enough to find love again and married Tom Russo in 2014.
In recent years, when not traveling, she could be found taking in live music at local hangouts, chatting and dancing, always surrounded by loving friends.
Shannon is survived by her husband, Tom; daughter, Angela; son, David; her father, Earl; her sisters, Beverly (Del) Lamproe and Terri (Dean) Risling; brother-in-law, Ron Schwinler; nieces, Christine (Ryan) Bonesteele, Sophia Bennett, Shalyn Bennett, Katherine (Gustavo) Aguayo; and nephew, Eli Schwinler.
She was preceded in death by her mother, JoAnn; and husband, Neil.
A Celebration of Life will be held in January 2018.
In lieu of flowers, Shannon's family instead request that you pour yourself a drink and raise a glass to her memory.
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Published in The Columbian from Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 5, 2018