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Helen Joyce Russell-Sokol

July 29, 1929~ March 22, 2020

Helen Joyce Russell-Sokol of Boise passed away peacefully on March 22. She was born in Ontario, Oregon, July 29, 1929, to George and Vena Russell of Vale, Oregon. She was raised on the Russell Land and Livestock Ranch in Vale.

She was educated in Vale and at Link’s Business College in Boise. After 10 years in Boise, she moved to Portland, where she was a medical office manager. She also taught at Mt Hood Community College. She became the owner/operator of Bove’ Interiors. In 1971 she married F. Donald Sokol. They made their home at the Oxbow Ranch in Prairie City, Oregon, later moving to the Napa Valley in California, where they purchased vineyards. After divorcing in 1974 and a short . . .