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RANDALL ROBERTS Obituary
RANDALL ROBERTS Randall N. Roberts, 83, passed away peacefully, Jan. 3, 2013, at home. He was born May 1, 1929, to Norma E. Warner and Walter E. Roberts, in Antimony, Utah. He is survived by his loving wife, of almost 54 years, Audrey Thurston; daughter, Ronda (David) Watkins; sons, Justin Randall (Stacey) and Gregory Walter Roberts, and Daniel Navarro who has been like a son and part of the family for 22 years. His surviving grandchildren are Elise (Jason) Carr, Nicholas (Candice) Watkins, Jordan (Christy) Watkins, Jarred (Melissa) Watkins, MacKenzie Watkins, Caden, Joshua, Callie, and Quinn Roberts, Jessica Alberro, and Erika Roberts; and great-grandchildren, Kelsi, Kyler, Keaton and Kolton Carr. He is also survived by one brother, Richard (Carol) Roberts; and brother-in-law, Hartley Newby. Randy graduated from South Sevier High School in Monroe, Utah. He earned a BS degree from Brigham Young University, M.E., from Northern Arizona University, and graduate study from Arizona State College in counseling. In 1958, he moved to Las Vegas to begin his teaching career at Hyde Park Junior High. After receiving his counseling certificate, he was a guidance counselor at Rancho High School for 26 years affecting many young people's lives. Being a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many capacities in ward and stake leadership including the bishop of the Las Vegas 15th ward for seven years, high counselor, stake and ward mission leader. As a young man, he fulfilled a two-years mission in the California mission from 1954-56. Later after his retirement from the school district, he served in the Philippines Naga mission with his wife for 18 months. He worked in the Las Vegas Temple as an ordinance worker for many years. During the Korean War he was in the U.S. Army in Germany for two years. The family wishes to thank the VA Home Based Primary Care Team for their compassionate care. Randall was loved by his family and friends for his great sense of humor. He was a kind gentle man who lived a Christ-like life. He left a legacy of love and will be desperately missed by his family and loved ones. Viewing will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11. There will be a second viewing 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Jan 12, with funeral services following at 10 a.m., all at the Tule Springs Stake Center, 6051 Dorrell and N. Jones. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Mesquite City Cemetery, 310 Hillside, Mesquite.

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