Walter Randall “Randy” McLouth 1960-2018
Walter Randall “Randy” McLouth, a resident of Colville, WA, passed away on Aug. 20, 2018 in Spokane, WA at the age of 57 due to a rapid onset illness. Randy was born in Chewelah, WA on December 28, 1960, the son of Robert Walter and Mary Louise (Delp) McLouth.
His early years were spent in Kettle Falls where he began school. Randy then moved to Spokane with his family where he attended school through the 5th grade. His family then returned to the Colville area where he continued school and began working. He worked for a time with his uncle, Don Dixon, as a hunting guide which he very much enjoyed. Randy married Tammie Langworthy and they began a family. Randy supported his family by working at the Brauner’s Lumber Mill in Kettle Falls. He relocated his family to Colorado where he again embraced the opportunity to work in the outdoors as a hunting guide and ranch hand. He also spent several years in the Colorado coal mines working as a miner as well as working in the concrete and masonry industry. In 1995, they returned to Colville and Randy to the local mills. He also worked for a time at the Hewescraft boat company. He and Tammie later divorced. Randy’s love for the Colorado outdoors drew him back for 6 years until 2009 when an injury limited his ability to continue in the mines. Randy met Shelly Franck after his Colville return and their friendship has grown into a loving union for the past seven years. Randy has spent the past nine years assisting on various family projects and caring for their properties throughout the seasons.
Randy had an uncanny ability to understand, raise and train animals especially dogs, horses and mules. He walked countless miles and rarely returned without making a new friend or helping someone along the way. He treated others with respect, offered dignity and company to the elderly and protected the underdog. Randy’s trust for his fellow man was true almost to a fault. He offered his seat to those standing, opened doors for the ladies, removed his hat when entering a building and granted chivalry and gentle deeds whenever possible.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert James McLouth on 2-11-1969 and Raymond Oliver Sletten (Dad) on 11-27-2012.
Randy is survived by his life partner, Shelly Franck of Colville, WA; son, Jason McLouth (Rachel) of Plano, TX; grandsons, Brody and Joshua McLouth; mother, Mary Johnson (Carl) of Yuma, AZ; sisters, Ellen Jensen (Dale) of Colville, WA, Karmen Clark (Elton) of Crawford, CO; step-sister, Cheryl Lovett (Jim) of Spokane, WA; “adopted” daughter, Kayla Franck of Airway Heights, WA; adopted daughters Cheyenne and Chloe McDaniels; nephews and nieces: Jason (Kerry) and Joshua (Shanna) Jensen, Chad Clark (Cathy), Rick Rand, and April Myers (Troy); great nephews and nieces: Kyzer Jensen, Evan Clark, Anthony Rand, Deon Jensen, Leahness Jensen, Averie and Addison Clark and Emmerson Clark; extended family: Jeanne Charlton and the Wiley family; a host of additional extended family and friends.
The memorial service for Mr. Walter Randall “Randy” McLouth was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Barstow Grange north of Kettle Falls, WA. For Dad’s great love of helping others, any memorial contributions will be given to local charities. A collection box for contributions will be at the memorial or can be given online through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the online memorial and sign the quest book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.