“Beloved Husband, Father & Brother”
Randall Duane Elder, 60, passed away from complications of a stroke on June 1, 2014, in West Jordan, surrounded by his loving family.
Randy was born in Los Angeles, California, April 26, 1954, to Duane Abram Elder and Martha Lillian Bingham Elder Houston.
Randy married Irene Garn November 22, 1997 in the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple and they were later sealed in the same temple April 11, 1998. Randy grew up in Bountiful, and graduated from Bountiful High School, Class of 1972. He served an LDS Mission to London, England, from 1973-1975 and remained an active member of the church throughout his life. When he returned from his mission, his family had moved to Roosevelt, Utah. He worked in Roosevelt and later in Tremonton, Utah, as a mechanical draftsman. He owned and operated several businesses throughout his career including a computer store in Provo.
His wife, Irene, and their two boys, Jared and Parker, were the loves of his life. They brought him joy and happiness and so many beautiful memories. Randy had many talents he shared with all he knew. He gave much service to his family and friends and would use his many talents to help them in any way he could. Randy had a love for life and all those that he came in contact with! Whenever anyone was in his presence they felt encircled by his warmth, happiness and genuine love! His excitement and love for laughter will continue on through all those who loved and knew him! He is and always will be our reason to smile!!
He is survived by his wife, Irene Garn Elder; sons, Jared Randall, age 13, and Parker Keith, age 9; sisters, Brenda Lynn (Tom) Bird, Roosevelt, UT, Linda (Michael) Barneck, Tabiona, UT, LaRae (Dan) Roberts, Patterson, CA, and Diane (Louis) Simmons, Tridell, UT; brothers, Rodney Dean (Trudy) Elder, Roosevelt, UT and Raymond Paul (Heidi) Elder, Provo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Duane and Lillian; nieces, Jacki Barneck, Justine Barneck and Julie Christensen; nephew, Nicholas Garn; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles he loved very much.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11 a.m. at the Copperhills 12th Ward, 9227 S. Wild Clover Lane, West Jordan, UT (4900 W.). Viewings will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, and Saturday at the church, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Garland Cemetery, 5600 West 13600 North, Garland, UT. Messages to the family can be posted at www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com.