Oct. 30, 1932 – Sept. 5, 2017

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Tead Henry Russell will be held Sept. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home, 401 Raton Avenue, La Junta, Colorado.

Tead passed away Sept. 5, 2017, at his home, 5877 E. Fair Place, Centennial, CO 80111. He was 84. Tead was born Oct. 30, 1932, in La Junta, Colorado, to Albert and Sophia Russell.

Tead attended La Junta Schools and immediately after high school started his own dairy. His brother Dave joined him after returning from the service. He married Earlene Jones and together they also started ranching while Tead and Dave continued running the dairy until the late 1960s when they sold their dairy herd. After that, he started ranching full-time. Tead was a kind, dry-witted man who loved his family immensely. He was also very proud of his ranch and the cattle he produced. He was a true cattleman and really enjoyed building his herd with top line genetics.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Sophia Russell, brothers Dave and Jerry Russell and daughter Susan Russell Lovvorn.

Tead is survived by his wife, Earlene Russell of Centennial, Colorado; Susan’s children, Michael (Kay-Lynn) Gimeno, Scott (Talia) Gimeno, Tim (Michelle) Gimeno, Josh (Nikki) Lovvorn; daughter Sally Peterson (Centennial, Colorado) and her children Devon and Hayden Peterson; daughter Carol Russell (Fowler, Colorado) and her children Keith (Jessica) Bender and Brice Bender and daughter Wanda Lowe (John Lowe) (Greeley, Colorado) and their children Tate (Megan) Lowe and Riley Lowe; sister Mary Cranson and sister-in-law Patty Russell and 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.