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In sadness, we share the news that Mr. Russel C. Wells, spouse of Rev. Shirley Wells, died on Sunday, December, 6, 2020.

Mr. Russ Wells was born on Independence Day, July 4, 1934. A lifelong Methodist, Mr. Wells served as a Shriner and was past Grand Master of the Masons for the State of Michigan. He was active in the leadership of DeMolay, mentoring young men for community service. He will be remembered as a loving father, loving husband, loving friend and a precious child of God. 

Rev. Shirley Wells is a retired deacon in the Desert Southwest Conference. She was a graduate of National College and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She was consecrated as a diaconal minister in 1989 and served at Dayspring UMC as the Director of Christian Education. She transferred to the South Florida Conference but returned to the Desert Southwest in 1997 where she was ordained as a deacon in full connection. She continued to serve in the conference at Dayspring in the role of Minister of Spiritual Development. Rev. Wells retired in 2005 and has been serving at Dayspring as the Minister of Spiritual Formation.

A Celebration of Life will be held via zoom on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 10:00 am MST. Click here to join the zoom service.

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Condolences can be sent to:

Rev. Shirley Wells
2645 E. Southern Ave, Unit A-688
Tempe, AZ 85282

Memorial gifts can be sent to Dayspring United Methodist Church and/or Shriners Hospital.

Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life of Mr. Russel Wells, please hold his family and friends in prayer at this time.

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