Services Held For Local Church Leader

Services were held today, August 1, 2012 for Russell F. Dix, former President of the Menifee Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dix, 57, was CEO of a disposal company while serving as the presiding authority over 13 congregations in the stake, a geographical region that includes the cities of Menifee, Perris, Canyon Lake, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore (approximately 6000 members), from 2004 to 2011.

The long-time Wildomar resident previously served as bishop of the Wildomar Ward and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Teresa, as well as five children, 11 grandchildren, a sister and three brothers.

The memorial service was held at the Menifee chapel and was presided over by Douglas F. Higham, a General Authority in the worldwide Church.

Cause of death was attributed to multiple myeloma.

Interment, following a graveside service, took place at the Wildomar Cemetery.

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