Russell (Russ) Wayne Coburn was born March 11th 1963 on an army base in San Bernadino, California. He passed away at 59 years old on March 1, 2023 in Boise, Idaho surrounded by his closest loved ones.
His Mother, Virginia (Ginny) Belle Pursley and Father, Frank (Jim) James Coburn raised him all around the US and for a short period of time in England. He ended up settling down in Idaho, where he attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and earned his degree in Architecture. After earning his degree, he began his career in Boise and followed his dream. Which led to meeting his best friend and soulmate, his wife Kristina Renee Coburn.
Russell and Kristina got married on July 17th, 2004, and by marrying Kristina he also became the adored father to Leah Elizabeth Prynch. A couple years after they were married, they had their son Nicholas James Coburn, and completed their family (along with taking in every dog that touched his heart).
Russell began his health battle almost two decades ago, but if you were to talk to him or see him you never would have known what he was going through. Even on his hardest days he always led with loving support and hilarious (well-timed) sarcasm. Anyone who has met him can attest that his soul was a magnificent beautiful light, that was a force to be reckoned with. His perseverance in spite of everything was truly admirable to everyone around him.
Throughout his life Russ enjoyed many forms of art, classical music, long history lessons, drawing, and a good wildly inappropriate joke. His sense of humor and sarcasm even stayed true until the end, although, he certainly passed along his talent to his children and wife, who will consistently utilize what they have learned.
Russell was loved and adored by so many people in this world, and will live on in the hearts of his wife Kristina, son Nicholas and daughter Leah. As well as by the Fabbi family, the Pursley family, the Prynch family, the Coburn family, the Thurber family, and the Webb family.
There will be a private viewing for immediate family on March 5th, 2023. Any other people who would like to support and say their goodbyes can do so through letters of how Russ touched your life on his obituary, or by donating to the West Valley Humane Society or A2A Rescue. As per Russell’s wishes, he will be cremated and spread into the winds of the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho, his favorite place.
“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares it’s spirit with all the life it supports.”
-Chief Seattle, Suquamish Chief
Till we meet again.