Randall Eugene CARROLL (12/14/1947 - 02/07/2014)

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CARROLL, Randall Eugene (Age 66) After struggling for many years with asthma and congestive heart failure, Randall E. Carroll passed away on February 7th in his home surrounded by family. Randy grew up in Metaline, Washington and graduated from Selkirk High School. He then enlisted in the US Army in 1967. He spent 19 months in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1970. Upon his return his mother introduced him to his future wife RoxAnne. Four months later on September 20th they were married. Randy then worked at Lehigh Cement in Metaline Falls WA for 20 years as a machinist and millwright until it shut down. He then moved with his wife RoxAnne to Newman Lake, WA where he worked at Kaiser Aluminum for five years as a millwright until he retired due to health problems. In 2004 they moved to Wenatchee to be close to their grandchildren. Gramps was devoted to helping out with his grandchildren. He regularly watched the kids and transported them to and from this sport and that music lesson. He would tell complete strangers about his grandchildren's accomplishments. Randy was an avid fly fisherman, rod builder, and fly tyer. He fished for everything from trout and bluegill to big carp and steelhead. After moving to Wenatchee he caught the big-fish-bug and began salmon fishing on the Columbia River where he soon was one of the top producing boats in the area. Randy also enjoyed training his Large Munsterlander, Jake, and duck hunting with his son, Rafe. He enjoyed golfing with his son, Ty, where they played many courses together through the years. Randy also enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica and singing with his musical family. He played with his son and granddaughters at many shows from the Affair on Main Street in Metaline Falls to the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee, as well as many trips to entertain people in the nursing homes. He is survived by his wife RoxAnne (Kliner) Carroll of Wenatchee; son Rafe Carroll of Wenatchee, son Ty Carroll of Spokane; mother Doris Carroll of Sherry Lake; sister JoAnn (Carroll) Block of Sammamish; granddaughters Dawn, Katie, and Emily Carroll and grandsons Lake and Kylan Carroll. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 12, 2014
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