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George Cy Randall
George Cy Randall, 80, of Caldwell, died peacefully March 2, 2013 with loved ones near. George was born in Weiser, Idaho on November 17, 1932 to Edgar and Bernadine (Wardrip) Randall. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and an older sister Franka (Randall) Slyter. He is survived by his sister Arlene (Randall) Given of Weiser; brothers, Joe (Norma) Randall of Kuna and Roy (Bonnie) Randall of Weiser; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends/caregivers.
When George was born his parents were told by doctors because of his extreme palsied condition, he would not live to past the age of four or five. They traveled the Northwest to different doctors hoping for different answers, but they were all the same. At age five, his parents did what they were told was best and put him in the Nampa State School. There he learned to communicate, spell and read. At age 26, with an I.Q. level near genius, he wrote and published his first book "My Life In An Institution". With the help of different people, he was released from the Nampa State School to a nursing home in Caldwell. He got his first electric wheelchair and was free to run the streets of Caldwell, and he did! At age 32 George wrote and published "Castor Oil and Laughter". He sold many copies of his books across the Nation. At the time of his death he was working on his third book.
The community loved George so much they helped him become a businessman. He owned and operated "George's Gyp Joint" in downtown Caldwell for 47 years.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at The Bird Stop Coffee House, 718 Arthur St. in Caldwell. A motorcade of motorcycles will take George to his final resting place in Weiser. All riders welcome; Kickstands up at 1:00 p.m. Final arrangements have been provided by Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 467-7300
The family wishes to express special thanks to Canyon West Care Center, Hospice Heart and Home and Lisa, Donny and Kevin, his Special Friends who stayed with him to the end.
George's last thoughts in "Castor Oil and Laughter" were: "He who loses wealth, loses much; he who loses friends loses more; but he who loses courage loses all."
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The United Cerebral Palsy Association at or to .

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 7, 2013