In Memory

Randy Butler - Class Of 1967 VIEW PROFILE

As reported by Dale Ashley...

Randy Butler has gone on to the the 'Halls of Valhalla' and is now 'In Memory' along with other Vikings who have passed.  He will be remembered here on this site as well as the others... Rest in internal sleep Randy. May God bless you.

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

09/05/11 03:16 PM #1    

Dale Ashley (1966)

Randy and I were neighbors for many years starting in fourth grade. He lived just down the street from me on Eucalyptus Ave. in Edgemont. Many of us in the neighborhood would play flag or touch football on his front yard. His parent and my parents were also friends and my parents purchased many items from "Butlers Furniture" on the corner of Allessandro and Hwy 395. Although Randy and I lost touch personally for a number of years we kind of kept track with each other through Jeanie Womack, Randy's ex-wife. After their divorce Jeanie met my cousin (Larry Smith, from Perris) and they have been together now for over 20 years.

I know of Randy he was a good father and left behind some great children. I'm sure they miss him terribly.


Randy suffered for quite a long time but now is resting peacefully. God Bless.

09/05/11 06:43 PM #2    

Carol Tootell (Todd) (1967)

So many memories.  Randy is what I call the Edgemont kids.  Those of us who started kindergarten and went all the way through High School together.  Randy was a genuinely nice person as I recall.  Even as kids! 

Last time I saw Randy was in 1986 when I went to Butlers' for a new dining table and hutch.  We talked for a long time and kind of caught up. 

Sweet dreams Randy and peace to your family.


09/24/11 09:38 PM #3    

Chris Braden (1967)

As valley kids we all knew each other quite well and often that relationship carried on into our adult lives.

As we all know, Randy's family owned the J .R. Butler Furniture company (now closed) on the corner of Alessandro and Old 395 back "in the day".  My father owned a TV shop next door to the old Bowles Lumber Company (torn down years ago) across Alessandro Blvd from Butler Furniture for a few years in the early 60s.  We lived only a few blocks away on Barbara St.  I would often drop in to the furniture store and talk to Randy sometimes for as long as an hour.  One time (years later), my dad bought a desk for use in our home and Randy delivered it free when he could have charged $10 which was customary at the time.  Randy was always friendly and easygoing and oftentimes would go out of his way to help others. 

Some of us who lived in Edgemont in the 1950s remember the old Starlite Skate Land Skating Rink on Alessandro which at the time was almost directly across the street from Gordo's.  It was long along demolished.  I enjoyed skating there as a young kid and would often see Randy there.  No pun intended, but he could run circles around me on the skating rink!

He will be missed a lot by all of us who knew him well at Edgemont School, AJHS and later at MVHS.  Randy's memorial service was well attended and many there shared memories of their experiences to others attending.  It was a fitting and memorable tribute to a life well lived.  Randy was laid to rest in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside at Central and the 91 Freeway.  He isn't suffering anymore and that is the only solace any of us can find.

go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Randy's last Profile entry.