Sept. 13, 1949 – March 16, 2013
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Growing up in Vallejo. Randall was an accomplished fine artist and musician and the only son of Angel and Louise Tribo. In 1965 he won a national scholarship for excellence in design and craftsmanship by building a scaled concept car for the Fisher Body Division of General Motors. While in high school he played in numerous bands before becoming the bassist of J. Silverheels. Upon graduating from Hogan High School in 1967, he went to Vallejo Junior College before attending Fine Art School in San Francisco. In 1972 he earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting from San Francisco Art Institute. As well as a Lifetime California Colleges teaching credential.
Upon receiving his masters degree Randall worked full time as the head designer for Innerspace Environments and taught several courses part time at Napa Junior College. He went on to own his own custom design and woodworking business for years before devoting his life to his passion of painting threatened and endangered species.
An accomplished airbrush artist Randall was commissioned by organizations such as Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Church of Latter Day Saints, the Regents of U.C. Davis, high schools, 60th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis AFB, City of Vallejo and private individuals. His work was circulated and collected nationally and internationally.
In recent years Randall taught drawing and painting classes for the City of Vacaville Cultural Arts program. As Vice President of the Vacaville Art League and Gallery he was passionate about the annual Student Art Show, believing the arts in any form was vital. Among art related endeavors he loved to hike, canoe, target shoot and spend time with his beloved donkeys.
He was preceded in death by his father, Angel and beloved mother, Louise. Randall is survived by his wife and companion of 43 years Hilda; sons, Elan and Mingan Tribo of Vacaville. As well as a number of family and friends.
Private inurnment arranged by McCune Garden Chapel. A celebration of life will take place on April 6, at 6 p.m., at the Vacaville Art League and Gallery located at 718 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vacaville Art League and Gallery, Suisun Wildlife Rescue Center or the N.R.A.
McCune Garden Chapel Funeral Home
212 Main Street Vacaville, CA 95688
Published in The Reporter on Apr. 3, 2013