Jacqueline D. Russell


Jacqueline (Jackie) D. Russell died peaceably at home in Oak Bluffs on Thursday, June 28, with her son Harvey (Denny) by her side. She was 92.

Jackie was born on March 7, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to Col. Franklin A. and Edna Denison. After finishing Roosevelt University with a degree in education, she served her country as a Lieutenant in the Army in the capacity of dietician for the ranks. She went on to obtain her Masters in education at Wayne State University.

Jackie taught briefly before marrying her husband, the late Harvey C. Russell, in Edgartown in 1958. She took up residence in New York, spending summers in Oak Bluffs. Jackie worked in the Hackley School library while raising two sons.

She was also involved in The Girlfriends, a national women’s organization, and The Boule. She had many interests — traveling abroad, tennis, golf, and cooking just to name a few.

Jackie is survived by a daughter, Denise Jones of San Antonio, Texas, and a son, Harvey (Denny) Russell, and his wife, Nicole, of Oak Bluffs. Also by nieces, nephews, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her Husband, Harvey C. Russell, on February 20, 1998, and her son, John V. Russell, on May 24, 2003.

There will be a burial/memorial service in September in Oak Bluffs.