Randal Dean "Randy" Greenwell (1954 - 2017)

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Randal "Randy" Dean Greenwell, age 63, lost his battle with congestive heart disease on Dec. 22, 2017. Randy was born in San Diego, Calif., on May 20, 1954, to William and Joan Greenwell. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley of California, then hitchhiked up into Canada in the mid-70s with his best friend, Rick Klasky. It was there, in Calgary, Alberta, that he met his wife-to-be, Leslie, in 1977. After spending a few years on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia getting to know Leslie's family, the two traveled together north to Alaska in the winter of 1983. They decided to call Anchorage, Alaska, home and raised their two sons: Justin, born in 1984; and Cody, born in 1987.
Randy worked as an Auto Body Mechanic for over 40 years. He was well known and respected in the auto body industry. He had been looking forward to retirement, but continued to be a hard worker who inspired a strong work ethic in his family until the end. Always looking for adventure, Randy loved camping, backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing and fishing. He even got into downhill biking in his 60s, trying to keep up with his sons. He loved a good meal and spending time with his family and friends was always very high on his to-do list.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, William; and brother, Timothy. He is survived by his mother, Joan; wife, Leslie; sons, Cody and Justin; grandchildren, Bailey and Jack; brother, Rick, sister-in-law, Chris, and their family. Everyone that knew him will remember his boisterous and contagious laugh that always seemed to light up the room. He will truly be missed by all of his friends and family.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2018