Russell Lord

Russell Lee Lord, age 81, passed away January 9, 2024 after losing his wife one month prior. He was welcomed into his family with his identical twin brother Ronald Willard Lord on October 20, 1942 by their parents Issac Willard Lord and Frances Mosel Russell. Six years later he became an older brother to twin siblings Gary and Gwendolyn. He was born in North Island, California and grew up all over the world as a Navy Brat. He attended University of Alaska, Fairbanks and was drafted into the army. He was married to Andrea Louise Maksymowitz March 25, 1967 in South Plainfield, New Jersey and they were sealed together one year later in the Los Angeles, California temple. They have ten wonderful children who they had an abundance of love and respect for. They had twenty beautiful grandchildren and six beautiful great grandchildren.

Russell was a jokester and loved projects. One of his favorite things to do after work was watch TV eating a bag of chips and drinking a Coke. He enjoyed enlisting the help of others and connecting with them through his many adventures. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was always willing to serve. He was very active in Boy Scouts and helping those in his community. He was a caring husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He was loved by many.

A service will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at1:00 PM at Mosdell Mortuary in Kanab, with burial after in the Kanab Utah Cemetery. Military honors at the grave will be by the American Legion Post 69.
Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.



  1. Janice Betts Britt Lanier January 21, 2024 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Russell Lord was my 1st cousin and his parents were my Aunt and Uncle. I also remember Ronald very well!! Too many years have slipped away since I last saw them both!! Both boys and their younger siblings, Gwen and Gary were part of a loving family and I will never forget any of them. I am so sorry to hear about Russell’s wife passing just a month prior!! I’m sure Russell was lost without Andrea. I know there is happiness in Heaven as each family member finds one another!! May God bless the rest of the Lord Family and will keep all of you in my prayers!! God Bless Everyone and my love to all!! Janice Betts Britt Lanier

  2. Claudia S Church January 22, 2024 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    We are sorry for loss of your uncle Russell. We didn’t know that Ron was an identical twin. Our son Brian who passed away in 2023, you might recall, was also married to an identical twin, Robyn Hoyt. They definitely doubled the fun when they were around.

    We love the Lord family of Ron and Connie and your grandma Ann Westfall so much. We enjoy Christmas cards from Kenneth every year and we would love to hear from the rest of you too. We miss those 18 years in Kanab in the 80-90’s. I loved sharing time with Sandra and her sister in Young Womens and Kenneth in Cub Scouts, Visiting Teaching Connie and sister Westfall,.and time spent as a ward when Keith was Bishop the last few years before we left. We will always cherish the friendships and family in Kanab.

    We send our love and condolences,
    Keith and Claudia Church

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