(April 21, 2004)
Funeral services were Monday at Sheridan's First United Methodist Church for Robert W. Randall, 82, who died Wednesday, April 21 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Pastor Don Derryberry officiated. Burial was in the Masonic #43 section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, with military honors by the John Donald Garbutt Post No. 7 of Sheridan and the Wyoming National Guard.
Mr. Randall was born Sept. 2, 1921, on the family homestead north of Sheridan to Fred and Perle (Hill) Randall.
He grew up in the Sheridan area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash. He served in the Philippines and Japan during Word War II and watched the signing of the peace treaty on the U.S. Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945, from the shores of Tokyo Bay.
He returned to Sheridan where he was a carpenter working under the Carpenters Union headquartered in Casper. During his years as a carpenter, he worked for various Sheridan area construction companies, including Nelson Construction and Randall Construction Co. He retired in 1984 and received his 50-year pin with the Carpenters Union.
He married Anna L. Kester Jan. 13, 1946, in Sheridan.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sheridan, Big Horn Mt. Lodge #43, Elks Lodge #520 and the Carpenters Union. He enjoyed working on the apartments he owned in Sheridan, going to his wife's family ranch on Ash Creek to be around the cattle, repairing fence on the ranch, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include one son, Gregg Randall of Powell; one daughter, Deborah Sanders of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.
For those who wish, memorials to First United Methodist Church, 215 W. Works Street, Sheridan, WY 82801, would be appreciated by the family.