Randy Roberts


Randy Roberts


Gone is our husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle & friend, Randy Roberts, 60 of Billings. Randy will be missed by many. On Thursday January 24, 2013 Rhonda released Randy from her heart so the Lord could take him into His.  Randy was born November 2, 1952, to Frances and Victor Roberts.  He resided his entire life in Billings.  He attended Catholic schools with completion at Central High School graduating in 1970.  He attended MSU to study Film and Photography and helped to farm his father’s dry land wheat farm.

Randy met his wife Rhonda Degn the summer of 1972 while working at a fire cracker stand.  Rhonda asked what she could buy for 35 cents and Randy said, “Me.”  That started their journey of 39 years of marriage, October of 1973.       In 1980 they were blessed with a son, Justin.  Randy was always so proud of his son and supported and encouraged him to reach for his dreams.

Life was an adventure for Randy, he was so very generous.  He had a passion for golf, fishing, hunting and cooking; his passions turned into his work.  He found love working with the youth; including coaching basketball and the initial introduction of soccer in the Billings area.  As a program director at the Boys Club of Billings, Randywas instrumental in bringing Lee Trevino to town for a fund raiser. He was a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus where he spent many hours volunteering.  He was also a supervisor for YACC, a commercial photographer for Hennessy’s, owner of the Classic Angler Fly Shop, and Catered for the Knights of Columbus and others whom asked.  Most recently Randy operated the Deep Creek Shooting Preserve for upland hunting.

His family will miss the holiday dinners that Randy prepared, always trying new gourmet dinners.  He so enjoyed the compliments he received.

Even in death Randy was generous; donating his eyes so that others could have the gift of sight.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda of 39 years; son Justin (Tracy) and the apple of his eye, granddaughter Reese; his mother Frances, sister Dione, father and mother-in-law Arne & Deo Degn; brother-in-law Mike (Jill) Degn; sister-in-law Karen (David) Krum; nephews & nieces Matt Degn, Steven Krum, Sarah (Matt) Rachor and great-niece Megan.
Please join us at the Knights of Columbus Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm to Celebrate Randy’s Life.  In honor of his father, Justin will step into his father’s shoes to prepare the celebration meal.

We love you Randy!

Memorials may be made to Central High School Golf Team, or Reese Metully Roberts College Fund, care of the family.  Michelotti-Sawyers is assisting with arrangements.

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  1. Rhonda-We are so sorryto hear of Randy’s passing away. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family during this time of sadness. Loving memories of Randy will always prevail.
    If you need anything at all, please let us know.
    Mark and Cindy Lemm

  2. Gene and Pamela Leonard

    Justin, I am very saddened by the passing of your father, Randy. I was able to play golf with him a couple of times when I lived in Billings. I want to express our most sincere sympathy in his passing to you and your family.

  3. Luanne Littleton

    Rhonda – so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Was looking through some old pictures not too long ago, and saw some of your wedding. Please allow the comfort of knowing that he is now in God’s hands. Please except my thoughts and prayers for you and your family

    Luanne Littleton

  4. Jude Cormier - 4420 South Sheri Court, Spokane, WA. 99223

    I was very sorry to hear about my cousin’s passing. I found out last night from Tris Roscoe. I live in Spokane, WA. so I depend on her to keep me informed. At Central Catholic High School Randy was well liked and gave so much of his time to our class, especially with his pictures and videos. He will be missed by his classmates. I wish I could be there in Billings now, but can’t due to my health.You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jude Cormier

  5. I was one of Randy’s classmates. Our senior year we hung out quite a bit together, with Jim Lombordozzi. The three of us wrote the Senior play. Randy and Jim filmed it and it has become a tradition that every reunion we would watch part of it, along with their quick portraits of everyonein the class. I am sad that Randy has gone so quickly. Rhonda and Justin, I know how rich you made Randy feel. I will never forget his kindness and abundant creativity.

  6. Brittani O'Malley

    Rhonda and Justin-

    I am so sorry this late. Randy will always hold a special place in my heart! Please know that my family is thinking of you all and praying for you! May God hold you all in the palm of his hand!


    Brittani O’Malley

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