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Russell Biggam

March 15, 1950 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 70)


Russell C. Biggam of Moscow, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed on to be with his Lord on Monday, October 12th, 2020, at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow at the age of 70. Russell was born March 15th, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Dr. William R. and Mary Lou Biggam. He attended Moscow schools and graduated from Moscow Senior High School in 1968. On June 15th, 1973, Russell married Betty J. Cleveland at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. After graduating the University of Idaho in 1972 with his B.S. of Science in Agriculture, he worked in the AG Science Department as an Aquatic Entomologist at the University of Idaho until he retired in 2008.

Russell was an avid member of the Moscow community for many years. He participated in the Lion’s Club International for 44 years, specifically the Moscow Central Lion’s Club chapter. He also helped raised funds through the Vandals Booster Club for the University of Idaho athletics teams, as well as recording game statistics for many different Vandal athletics games for over 30 years.

Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and his parent’s Dr. William R. and Mary Lou, and is survived by his sister, Barbara (Jim) Andrews; his daughter Jennifer (Ken) Gonzales; son Will Biggam; grandchildren Mitchell (Grace) Gonzales, Rachael (Joshua) Hofstrand, and great grandchildren Eva and Titus (Gonzales); and many extended family members.

At Russ’ request, there will be no formal service. Memorials in honor of Russ may be sent to the Moscow Central Lion’s Club Foundation (P.O. Box 8655 Moscow, ID 83843) or to the Betty J. & Russell C. Biggam Vandal Cycling Endowment (

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