Russell; Shirley Mae, nee Armstrong
Dates of addresses come from electoral rolls, as do the couple's full names.
She met her husband (unnamed) while working in Taita; Lawrence Russell was a carpenter, in electoral rolls. After they married , they moved to Upper Hutt in the mid-1950ws, and raised four children.
She worked at Maidstone Furnishing; then the Russells bought a Four Square grocery in Heretaunga, on Fergusson Drive.
Taught violin for many years; a cup at St Patrick's College is named in her honour.
Involvement in voluntary social work led to her being elected to city council in 1983; she served for 18 years, and contested the mayoralty several times.
J P and marriage celebrant from the mid-1980s; last wedding in 2004.
She began selling real estate during her time in Council; retired from Gillies & Mark in 2003, but continued to help with open homes.
Involved in Red Cross emergency housing for many years.
Foundation president of the Champagne Club. (Possibly began as the Tudor Club, began in May 1979; 100 members by May 8
Former member, Hutt Valley Soroptimists.
Local election candidates 1986; City Council; 7/13; nine required; Shirley May Russell; nine required.
Local election candidates 1989; Mayor, 3/4; Shirley Russell; City Council, central ward, 2/6, 3 req'd.
Local election candidates 1989; City Council, central ward; 2/6, 3 required; Shirley Russell; mayor, 3/4..
Local election candidates 1992; council; 8/26, 10 required; Shirley Russell; mayor, 8/8 (2.8%); 10 required; 8th of 26.
Model A shop, Princes Street; owner Geoff Sanderson, councillor Shirley Russell in Bill Oppatt's Model A Ford.
Shirley Russell receiving refrigerator/freezer donated to Red Cross by Smith and Brown; with their manager Richard Murphy.