Kathryn Russell obituary (1992 – 2021) – Salt Lake City, UT
11/03 / 2021Kathryn Trieste Russell left his heavenly home and came to this world on December 20, 1992 to Dee and Lori Russell; a wonderful Christmas gift from God. She joined 2 older brothers, 4 sisters, and was then joined by 1 other sister and 4 brothers. On November 3, 2021 at 11:44 a.m. (her angelic numbers), she passed away peacefully surrounded by her parents and siblings. She graduated from this world and joined her beloved grandfather Burrows, her grandmother Russell, her dogs Buddy, Gracie and Sky, as well as many other family members and our savior Jesus Christ.
Kathryn was born in Salt Lake City, UT and moved to Draper, UT when she was 3 where she lived the rest of her life. She graduated from Alta High School in 2011. She started working in high school and has held many positions over the years, some of which have earned her top seller accolades. Kathryn is described as a hard worker and a quick learner. She made friends with every job she worked. Her favorite job was as a florist and it was there that she developed a deep love for flowers. Her dream was to start her own floral business.
Kathryn has many talents and a cute personality. She is stubborn, but tender-hearted. She is a beautiful singer and has performed in local theater and song competitions. She even auditioned for American Idol when she was 20. The music was close to his soul. She loved all musicals – Les Mis, Into The Woods, Moulin Rouge and Phanton of the Opera were some of her favorites. She was also a dancer and was part of a college dance company. She was a natural florist, able to put together arrangements for any occasion. In January 2021, she organized, designed and assembled the flower arrangements for her funeral of Grandfather Burrows. The floral arrangement gave him real happiness. She was also a horse rider and loved horses. She had the horses pushed back and always started walking again as if nothing had happened. What also came naturally to her is to do kind things for others when they are in pain. We can remember many times when she brought a gift to a loved one when he was in pain.
She loved being with friends and they describe her as bright, energetic, beautiful and could light up any room. She loves all water sports: wakeboarding, knee, paddleboarding and getting pulled on the tube behind the boat. She always brought everyone together to go boating. She also enjoyed rock climbing, playing golf with her dad and siblings, and making jokes on everyone. Her April Fool’s joke was to put a rubber band on the sink sprayer and soak anyone who turned on the sink. Other things she enjoyed were the annual trip to Lake Powell, going to Disneyland, and anything that involved her family. She’s always up for something fun; an impromptu party or adventure with her mother, but no matter what she did, her famous laugh she inherited could be heard from miles away. She was the life of the party with that piercing cackle. His genuine laugh made you feel like a comedian whether your joke was funny or not.
We will miss her dearly and there will always be a missing link in our big and loving family. She is survived by her parents, Dee & Lori Russell, 11 Amie siblings, Brooke (Dan) Sjoblom, Chandler (Tiffany), Tyler (Kally) Richman, Ashley, Ann, Christian, Rachel (Tyler) Owen, Drevon, CJ, Isaiah, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her dog Rémi. Special thanks to the medical team at Lone Peak Hospital, as well as the University of Utah MICU for taking care of Kathryn in her final days. We would also like to thank all those who generously contributed to his funeral; it lifted a heavy burden and allowed us to give Kathryn the farewell she deserves. Finally, thanks to our mom, Lori, who constantly looked after Kathryn until her last days in the hospital.
The funeral will be on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Draper Corner Canyon Stake Center (13366 South 1300 East, Draper, UT 84020). A visit will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary (1007 South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095) on Friday, November 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with an additional pre-funeral visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the stake center. His final home will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT 84092). We would like everyone to attend; the service will also be posted on Jenkins-Soffe’s website at www.jenkins-soffe.com on its obituary.
Posted by Deseret News from November 8 to 9, 2021.