Dear WAPF Community,
Our Weston A. Price community was shocked and saddened this weekend with the death of Kathryn Russell, farmer, educator, activist, chapter leader and friend. Kathryn died instantly in an automobile accident.
Not only was she a long time Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader in the Charlottesville, Virginia area, she was a wife and a mother of eight home schooled children, founding member of Virginia Independent Farmers and Consumers Association (VICFA) and operator of Majesty Farm Cow-Share, providing nutritious raw milk to a large and growing community in the Charlottesville area.
Her presence and her passion will continue throughout time to inspire us – to care deeply, to take action and to make a difference.
Here are some opportunities to express your appreciation for Kathryn’s life.
ATTEND THE MEMORIAL SERVICE
The Memorial Service to honor Kathryn will be held on Tuesday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the home of Carroll Ann Friedmann, 2429 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
REACH OUT TO THE FAMILY
Messages of condolence may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to The Russells, 3539 Red Hill School Road, North Garden, VA 22959. Keep the Russell Family in your thoughts and prayers http://www.majestyfarm.com/therussells.html
CONSIDER A DONATION
A fund for the children will be set up. We will announce details when we have them.
Kathryn O’Neil Russell of North Garden, 54, died Thursday, October 22, 2009.
She was born on September 1, 1955, in Charlottesville, and is survived by her parents, Malcolm and Jacqueline Underwood; her sister, Elizabeth Bowman; and her brothers, Chip and Cliff Underwood.
She is also survived by her loving family, Wayne Russell, her husband of 36 years; her children, Holly, Lynn, Laura, Emily, Beth, Charlotte, Caleb and Hannah; and her grandchildren, Alanna, Ava, Amelia and Ariela.
Kathryn was an independent dairy farmer and the founder of VICFA (Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association). She was an advocate and resource for direct farm-to-consumer relations, La Leche League, traditional foods and homeschooling. Her knowledge and passion had a tremendous and positive impact on her community, and she will be greatly missed.
The family will hold a private graveside service.
Her memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 2429 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia.