Anita Russell

Obituary of Anita Russell

Anita F. (Rosellini) Russell, of Yuba City, CA, passed away May 18, 2023. She was born in San Francisco, CA, on February 6, 1917, to Pietro and Ines Rosellini, growing up in San Mateo County, CA. She lived in Yuba City for 26 years, having lived in Redwood City previously. Anita is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George. She is also preceded in death by her 2 younger brothers, Ilda Rosellini and Marino Rosellini. She is survived by her 2 children, Roselyn Pillinini and Norman Russell; 2 grandchildren, Dino Pillinini, wife, Lisa and great-granddaughter, Grace; Lisa Pillinini, partner, Stephanie and great-granddaughter, Mary. As a child, her family moved a lot, and she went to several grammar schools. She attended Half Moon Union High School for four years and was secretary of her class. She graduated in 1935. Anita is the last survivor of her senior class. She worked in the shipyards in San Francisco during WWII, followed by her long term as an employee for electronics firm Eimac which became a division of Varian and was later purchased by Hewlett Packard. She and George had many friends and did a lot of Square-Dancing and Ballroom Dancing. They enjoyed traveling, including a trip with their Square-Dancing Club to Europe through seven countries and dancing in each of them. Anita belonged to The Art Club and The Moose Lodge. Anita made many friends easily. She was gregarious and genuinely interested in everyone she met. She was a devoted wife and mother, with unconditional love for her family. Her life spanned an amazing 106 years. Her strength, beauty, and warm smile will be sorely missed. A viewing will be Friday June 2, 2023, from 5-7 pm, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 812 Almond St., Yuba City, CA. 530-673-9542 A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1 pm, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City, CA. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made in memory of Anita Russell to The Alzheimer's Association or The American Heart Association.
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