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Randolph "Randy" Francis

Wasilla resident Randolph (Randy) Francis, 55, died July 6, 2012.

Randy was born Feb. 21, 1957, in Denver, Colo. He later moved to Tucson, Ariz., where he married and raised his four children. On Jan. 2, 2009, Randy married Pauline Watson and relocated to Wasilla, where he fell in love with the peacefulness and serene beauty of Alaska.

Preceding him in death were his father, Clair D. Francis; mother, Sylvia J. Newlander Francis; stepmother, Violet J. Parks Francis; sister, Sylvia Francis; and brothers, Paul Francis and Michael Francis.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Francis; sisters, Dalene Francis, Janice Francis and Barbara Francis; daughter, Danielle Garner (Adam); sons, Joseph Francis (Rebekah), Michael Francis (Tiffany) and Steven Francis; grandchildren, Kayla Garner, Shane Garner, Claire Francis, Katherine Francis and Emma Francis.

He is dearly loved by his step-children, Melissa and Chris Olsen, Ariane and Ryan Marley, Vanessa and Nathan Campbell, Devin Watson and their children, Cora Olsen, Emma Olsen, Aidan Olsen, Mamie Olsen, Adelle Marley, Lydia Marley, Ty Campbell, Mark Campbell, Darion Campbell and Issaic Campbell. He will be forever in our hearts.

His love of the outdoors had him walking through his yard with his canine companion, Abbey, gardening with wife, Pauline, and doing what he loved most — fishing. Randy also was an active member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed going to gun shows and the shooting range with his sons.

He was a respected member of the LDS church and opened his heart and home to children by being a foster parent with his wife, Pauline. Randy was an unselfish man who worked hard for his family. He will be remembered for his laugh, smile and the love he had for his family.  

Services are July 23 with a viewing at 1 p.m., and funeral at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10865 W. Horizon Drive, on the corner of Mile 12.8, Knik-Goose Bay Road and Horizon Street.

Also, a memorial service is at 10 a.m., Aug. 4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 13450 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana, Ariz.

Source: Frontiersman, 19 July 2012



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