Russell Earl Moss

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:57 pm

July 12, 1928-February 19, 2013


Russell Earl Moss, 84, of Vale, Oregon passed away Tuesday, February 19th.

Russell was born July 12, 1928 in Enid Oklahoma, the son of Charles and Nell Moss. He was raised in Idaho and eastern Oregon until the family finally settled in the Vale area of Oregon. He served throughout the Korean War in the US Navy.

Russell met Eiko Kitamura in 1953 and returned to Japan in 1954 to marry her. Russell married Eiko in Yokohama, Japan in 1954. Together they raised two children.

Russell worked in commercial construction as a millwright and as a long haul truck driver. He was active in the Vale Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Baker City Scottish Rite of eastern Oregon.

He is survived by his wife, Eiko; son, Kay and his wife Marlene of Maplewood, Minnesota; daughter, Mary Ann and her husband Curtis Suyematsu of Camas, Washington. Kay and Marlene have three daughters, Jade, Kayle and Tiffany. Mary Ann and Curtis have two sons, Cameron and Corey.

Russell enjoyed his family and was very proud of them. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Eugene and Perry.

Services will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Vale Masonic Lodge No. 142, 180 Main Street, Vale, OR.

Condolences can be made to the family at www.

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