WINTER HARBOR – Etta Merchant Russell, 71 years young, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2008. Etta was a life member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed family, travel, cooking, crafts and loved her dogs, Missy and Lola. She was talented, quick-witted and fun loving. She is survived by her husband, Steven Wayne Russell of Brewer; beloved Lola; sister, Laverne and Vernon Bickford; five children and their spouses, Karen Thompson, Christopher Nickerson, Richard Nickerson, Stewart Workman and Melissa Eanes; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 11 nieces and nephews. Etta was predeceased by parents, Chester Merchant and Myrtle Irene Lammrich Merchant; and sister, Dorothy Crooks. Many thanks to the staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center for her incredible care. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. April 9 at Winter Harbor Masonic Hall. In lieu of flowers, Etta would’ve liked donations made to local SPCAs.