Carmella "Corky" Russell, 84, was born in Sacramento, CA on October 10, 1928 and passed away December 15, 2012 at her Sacramento home. Survived by her sister, Lavonne Lee Cortopassi, nieces and nephews; Darcy & Lance Seppi, Nicholaus Seppi, Michael Cortopassi, Erin & Tad Volgler and their children Daniel & Tristan, Robin & Josh Randall with their children Chloe and Wyatt.
Corky was a life-long resident of Sacramento who spent most of her working career with the California Youth Authority. No doubt there are some of her charges whose lives were changed by her giving personality.
Her passion was golf and when many professionals never make a hole-in-one during their careers, Corky made 4. She liked to tell friends of the tradition of buying drinks at the 19th Hole for those present on such an occasion, and the last hole-in-one cost her $500.
Private Interment at St. Mary's Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Hi Country Club, 9595 Franklin Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758. Donations maybe made to the charity of your choice . Arrangements by Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home (916) 451-7284.