November 18, 1947 - September 6, 2021
Russell Noel Milnes was born on November 18, 1947 in Richmond, CA and peacefully passed away at his home in Fresno, CA on September 6, 2021 at the age of 73. Russ graduated from McLane High School and Fresno State College where he studied Business Administration. After college, Russ joined his parents in running their family business - Fresno Travel Center. There, Russ eagerly shared his love for travel. He took pleasure in arranging exotic trips for his clients to destinations all over the world and later loved hearing about their adventures. Upon the closing of Fresno Travel Center, Russ discovered his love for senior care. For the remaining years of his career, until his retirement in 2017, Russ served as Executive Director of senior care facilities throughout California, culminating with starting and running a facility that he owned in Modesto which specialized in offering daycare for Alzheimer’s patients. Russ found great fulfillment in caring for seniors and viewed it as both a profession and a ministry. Russ’s gentle nature, patience, and love for others was on full display as he com-passionately cared for those in their twilight years. Russ was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Gerry Milnes, and is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Carol, his brother Dwane Milnes and wife Sara, his sister Debbie Milnes, and his children, grandchildren, and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hines Hospice Services.
Russell Noel Milnes was born on November 18, 1947 in Richmond, CA and peacefully passed away at his home in Fresno, CA on September 6, 2021 at the age of 73. Russ graduated from McLane High School and Fresno State College where he studied... View Obituary & Service Information
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