Saturday, August 7, 2010
IT IS WITH DEEP SADNESS THAT I REPORT THE PASSING OF RANDY DURHAM.
Randy Wesley Durham, 61, died at his home with loved ones by his side, on July 11,201o. Randy was born on March 23, 1949 in Glendale, CA.
Randy served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1976. While stationed in Berlin, Germany, Randy met and fell in love with Carla Royer, whom he married in 1977. The couple and Randy's daughter, Terry, lived near Carla's hometown if Kuna, Idaho, until moving in 1979 to Portland, ore., where Randy worked for Crown Zellerbach/Port Townsend for 18 years.
During their time in Oregon, they had two sons, Ryan and Scott. Randy enjoyed coaching and watching his kids play sports. In 1997, the family returned to Idaho to live near friends and family. Idaho was the ideal home for Randy's love for camping with Carla's family and fishing beautiful streams. A recent highlight for Randy was the arrival of his two grandchildren.
Randy is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carla Durham, Boise, ID; daughter Terry Olweiler, Breckenridge, CO; son Ryan Durham, Boise, ID; son Scot Durham, Garden Grove, CA; and his beloved dog Buddy.
Randy is interned at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.