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.