In Memory

Russell Fogleman

From Janet Fogleman,
Russ passed away 01/08/2021.  He battled Parkinson’s for 6 years.  He is now at peace and we have wonderful memories of the kind, funny man he was. We miss him very much.
We were married 40 years, and he was “Pop” to one son, two daughters, five grandchildren and one great grand daughter.  He retired in 2003 from Federal Aviation Administration with 39 years of service. We were very fortunate to do many things on our list when we retired. He was quite the handyman, we did some remodeling in our home, and he moved earth and rocks in our beautiful yard!  He loved playing golf and made his first and only hole-in-one at Santa Ana Golf Course!  He took boys’ golfing trips to Alabama, Arizona, Las Vegas and Torrey Pines. I learned to play golf and we went to Hawaii with friends and got to play at Princeville and Poipu Bay in Kauai. And maybe the highlight of his life was a trip we took with friends to Scottsdale to watch an LPGA tournament. We were walking the course among the players to the next tee and he slipped and fell, and Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel stopped to see if he was OK!!  He was thinking he might need resuscitation!!!!  Oh my, you should have seen the big smile on his face!!!  And then life took an unfortunate turn when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015. We adapted to the changes pretty well and continued to play golf and travel for the next three years. The last three years were tough, yet he remained strong, positive and worked very hard to keep moving.  He loved his family deeply and taught us to be strong.  He didn’t tolerate any of us being a “Sally!!”  He was a happy man, a loving husband and Pop, and feel truly blessed we got to walk through our crazy, wonderful life together with him!
Rest in Peace Russell

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01/20/21 01:52 PM #2    

Betty Myers (Schaefer)

So sorry to hear of Russell's passing but loved reading about his happy wonderful life.  He was in my 5th-grade class at Whittier and I always loved his sense of humor and impish personality.  We have missed him not being at the last few class celebrations.  Rest in peace, Russell. You will be missed.

01/20/21 05:37 PM #3    

Helen Stambaugh (Williams)

Deepest Sympathy to the Fogleman family.  Russell will be missed by us all.



01/21/21 09:06 AM #4    

Kenneth Bledsoe

Jim Bradley, Russ, and I did a lot of "cruising" the streets of ABQ...We had great times together fishing up in the Pecos Mountains.  He always made us laugh!!

Ken Bledsoe

01/21/21 03:08 PM #5    

Lane (Aka Lanny) Leckman

Dear Janet,  I am so sorry fto hear about Russell.  We were in the boy Scoiuts together at Immanuel Presbyterian Church many, many years ago.   He was a great guy then. Lane Leckman




01/21/21 04:06 PM #6    

Sylvia Bernell (Goffe)

I went to grade school  at Whittier Elementary School with Russel, I remember him as a very kind, and caring person.  I wish you patience and fond memories as you go through this time in your life.  Sylvia Bernell Goffe 

01/21/21 08:23 PM #7    

Sally Loyd (Sabino)

My  deepest sympathies to the Fogleman family.

Sending comforting and healing Angels your way during this quiet time.

Sally C. Sabino


01/22/21 11:56 AM #8    

Kenneth (Ken) Lathrop

To the Fogelman Family,

My deepest condolences.  I was with Russell in school from Whittier to Wilson and to Highland.  We were in many activities together including scouts and others.  I always enjoyed his company.

One day hae asked me to come over to his house to help him pull a motor scooter.  I pulled it up and down his street with my Cushman several times but we didn't have much luck getting it started.  Apparntly we made a lot of noise (Cushmans were not very quiet) and one of his neighbors called the police.  They came as I was leaving to go home and gave me a ticket. That was my first brush with the Law.

Rest in peace Russell.

Ken Lathrop





01/22/21 05:54 PM #9    

Bill Basile

I also went to Whittier with Russ. One time we wrestled on the grass right in front of the principal's office. Of course Russ won...

01/23/21 12:19 PM #10    

Jeff Romero

I went to Whittier elementary and knew Russell since that time.  I wish I had known him better.  After graduation I lost contact with him, but we would run into each other from time to time.  I remember seeing him at the old courthouse when I was a young Assistant DA. I also ran into him at one of our local casinos.  Although I did not know him well,  there was a special bond because I went through school with him.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. 

01/25/21 03:06 AM #11    

Jay Ortiz

Like so many others from our class, I too knew Russ from Whittier and thereafter. It's a testament to his impact on all of us that we remember, so clearly and so fondly, all the way back to those times. Like so many others, I mostly lost contact with Russ in the years since we left Highland, but it's a tribute to his memory that we're all so united now, in our need to acknowledge and record his friendship. We're all going to follow him in the years to come, and we can only hope that the memories we leave in the hearts of our oldest friends can be as vivid - and as treasured - as are our memories of Russ. We can only hope that, when our own times come, someone we've loved will write of us with the joy and tenderness that Janet so eloquently expressed. It sounds as if he had a good life, and was greatly loved - we should all be that fortunate. 


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