Janet Naomi Andreassen Russell

May 22, 1945 — August 23, 2020

Born at Seattle’s Swedish Hospital on May 22, 1945, Janet Naomi Andreassen Russell, daughter of Ove Sofus Andreassen and Jenny Borghild Kjøl, died at her home in Greenbank, Wash., Aug. 23, 2020. Janet graduated from Shoreline High School in 1963, after which she studied French at the University of Washington and at the Alliance Française in Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France. She married her husband, Glen Alexander Russell, March 23, 1968.  Together they homesteaded 10 acres on beautiful Whidbey Island. From 1983-2002, Jan also worked as a clerk at Whidbey General Hospital.   

Janet is survived by her brother, John; her three children, Beth, Ben, and Daniel Russell; and by grandchildren Caleb, Liam, Ada, Silas, Abram, Adelaide and Eliza.  She will be remembered as an extraordinary mother, grandmother, gardener and friend.  

Those wishing to contribute stories to a digital memorial in her honor can send their fondest memories of Jan to Beth at mythos.ms@gmail.com.