Mary Russell “Matlacha Mary” passed away peacefully on 4/22/16 at age 84. Born and raised in California, Mary moved with her family to Matlacha in 1960. Along with Freddie Russell her husband of 62 years, she owned and operated Russell’s Texaco at the foot of the Matlacha Bridge for 47 years serving the needs of our fishing industry and retirement community. Mary also worked at our Pine Island Eckerd Drugs/CVS as a Pharmacist assistant until 1998 when she retired.
Mary is survived by her brother Ted Garcia of Santa Cruz, California, sons Fred IV (Rusty), Billy and Bobby, her beloved daughters-in-law Gayle, Laurie and Kim, grandchildren Eric, Cynthia, Shelby and Jacob. Mary was a tireless supporter and pillar of our family and community and will be missed by many.
Family and friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Mary’s life on Saturday, May 7th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at 16234 Antiqua Way 33922 in Bokeelia and please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Mary’s Life Story.