Teddy Warren “Butch” Russell, a Cotopaxi resident for 23 years, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023. He was a woodland firefighter.

Butch was born on September 29, 1956, to Ted Ray Russell, and Janice Darlene (Wheeler) Russell in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado. On January 23, 2020, he married Elizabeth Maynes Russell in Kauai, Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons: Jeremiah Warren Russell, and Matthew Ray Russell; a daughter, Krystal Yvonne Russell; two sisters: Geri Russell, and Jeanette Tripp; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Zachariah Russell; and his parents.

Butch, above all was an artist, and he created a beautiful home, as he would say with God’s direction. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. RIP, brother

  2. Uncle Butch,
    I have a lot of memories from my childhood, being around my Dad and you, always messing with motorcycles, you always picked on me to make sure I was tough. You built my first grown up dirt bike, that I pushed as much as I rode. It was still awesome for me. Every time I cussed at it I thought about you and every time I hauled ass on it, I thought about you then to. Way cool Uncle to have known.
    You always had great stories, a million buddies around the world and the best conspiracy theories ever!! Your artwork inspired me to be creative with my own art when I was young. Not to many people get to have bikers as parents and uncles like you. I wish I would have kept in touch a lot more
    Thank you for the neat memories that I have of you Uncle Butch. Mountains and motorcycles..
    You’ll always be in our families thoughts and forever in our hearts
    From way out in Oregon 🦅
    Rest in peace uncle Butch

  3. Oh Butch you will be missed. Jeanette and I are heartbroken along with the kids. Missing you is going to be hard. To his children just please remember that the body is just a shell and a vessel. Please always remember the man on what he stood for and what he taught you and how much he loved you. He is never far away just look in the mirror and in the eyes of your children. Love uncle Buster and Aunt Jeanette

  4. You will be missed

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