Holly Rene Russell (Coffman), 51, of Oak Harbor, WA. formerly of Anderson, IN., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 18th, 2018.
Holly was born December 30th 1966 in Anderson, IN. to James Coffman and Judith Lawson. She graduated from Anderson High School before joining the United States Navy.
Holly retired in 2007 after serving her country for 20 years. She completed her career at Naval Station Whidbey Island as an AM1, receiving several awards for her honorable service. She was very proud she was a veteran and displayed that integrity and character in all her affairs.
Holly truly lived her life to the fullest. She was a nature lover who enjoyed sunsets, long hikes, and stopping in to notice all the small details of nature. Holly was a thoughtful, honest person who was well loved by those who knew her. Holly was a collector of people from all walks of life and had assembled a motley crew of friends who became family.
Holly is survived by her daughter, Kasey Russell of Williamsfield, IL., her son Railand Bartlett of Oak Harbor, WA., her father James Coffman of Green Valley, AZ, her nephew Chase Coffman, and a tight knit circle of friends who referred to themselves as “The Steel Magnolias of Oak Harbor”.
Holly was preceded in death by her mother, Judith K. Lawson, her brother James K. Coffman and her nephew Paul Coffman.
A private celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.