Randy was born July 18, 1974, in Fresno, Calif., to Gary and Lynda (Barrick) Williams. He attended high school in Loomis, Calif., and the Art Institute in Seattle, Wash.
Randy lived in Hawaii from age 17 to 27 before moving to Alaska in 2002. He lived throughout Alaska, including Anchorage, Wasilla, Girdwood and Homer. He worked in sales and merchandising in Alaska and Hawaii.
Randy loved his guitar. He loved playing music, but stopped when he lost his best friend and music partner. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, digging clams, road trips and spending time with friends. He loved remote camping, traveling by canoe or Johnboat to camp off the grid, fish and tend to the campfire. He touched many friends’ lives in Alaska and Hawaii. He will be missed greatly.
His family said he hated mowing his own yard, but loved mowing the neighbors — because the neighbors paid better than mom and dad.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, John and Virginia Barrick; and grandfather, John Quintana.
Surviving are his parents, Gary and Lynda Williams of Terrebonne, Ore.; grandmother, Corrine Quintana of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; uncle and aunt, Larry and Jeannette Barrick of Hayden, Idaho; uncle, John Barrick of Colfax, Calif.; aunt and uncle, Carol and Rich Johnson of Antioch, Calif.; half-brother, Shawn Williams of Grass Valley, Calif.; and numerous cousins, family members and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Alaska.
Source: Frontiersman, 13 October 2012