Randall Douglas "Randy" Matthews
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September 15, 1947 ~ August 5, 2018

Randall Douglas Matthews, known to friends as "Randy", passed away on August 5th, 2018, at the age of 70 years. A lifetime Clark County resident, Randy was born in Vancouver, WA to his parents Betty Rose and Wallace Matthews, and went on to attend Camas High School, graduating in 1965.
Randy served in the US Army (1967-1969) and was stationed in Germany, before a longstanding career with Georgia Pacific, where he retired after 40 years in 2010.
In his younger years, Randy enjoyed spending time with family, coaching baseball, watching his kids sports and family vacations. Randy was an avid sports fan and loved watching his favorite sports teams - UW Huskies, Seattle Seahawks, and the Seattle Mariners. Along with supporting his favorite teams, in his retirement, he also loved reading, movies, watching his 4 grandkids in their activities; baseball, softball, gymnastics and community theatre. He loved traveling to Las Vegas and Maui with Becki.
Randy is survived by his wife of 44 years, Becki Matthews; son, Blake (Angie) Matthews of Battle Ground, WA; daughter, Courtney (Poy) Wong of Vancouver, WA; sisters, Renee Norman, Gayle Matthews and Brooke McCabe; his grandchildren, Carter and Callie Matthews and Nolan and Sophie Wong; as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Beverly Showalter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wally and Betty; his grandparents, Harold and Marjory Blake; and his aunt, Maysie Duffin.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. Those who wish, may make a contribution in Randy's name to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute at (503) 494-3607.
To sign the online guestbook or to check on updated service info, please visit the Brown's Funeral Home website at www.brownsfh.com.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 12, 2018.
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August 8, 2019
There was no one who did not love Randy. "Kind "is the first word that comes to mind when I think of him ( and I do often) And as I told you Becki, grief is love with no where to go. You have done a great job this last year.
Thanne Summerson
August 24, 2018
Remembering Randy and sending my condolences to his family.
Jon Gittings
August 14, 2018
I was very lucky to have known Randy since we were about 12 years old.In all that time I never heard any one say a bad word about Randy,he was that kind of man. I mourn his passing but i feel so fortune to have known him.
Bill Price
August 14, 2018
"Matches" was the gentlest soul in our class. He loved it when everybody got along with each other. Haven't seen him since he was in the army but I understand he adored his wife and children. We were lucky to have him. God bless my childhood friend, Randy Matthews and his surviving family!
Don Porterfield
August 14, 2018
We at haircuts are so sorry to see that Randy has passed. What a wonderful man he was. A customer for decades. A very kind and thoughtful person. We are going to miss Randy.
Gerald Davis
August 14, 2018
I last saw Randy at our 50th class reunion. He was all smiles, and I
will always remember him that way!
Patty Smith
August 14, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your entire family. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern for you at this time, at Psalm chapter 34 verse 18. I know you will miss your precious loved one every day, may God give you strength, peace and loving memories. Ann Smith
August 13, 2018
Such a wonderful man; kind, gentle and loving. His wonderful attitude had to make him the favorite of the nurses during his illness. He fought a good fight and we are certainly going to miss this dear friend.
Gary and Thanne Summerson
August 12, 2018
Randy was a neat guy - enjoyed knowing him in High School - Class of 65. Prayers for family and friends.
Richard Anderson
August 12, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim and Beth McCabe
August 12, 2018
Prayers and blessings to the family
Jolene Ann Myers
August 12, 2018
remember Randy as a very gentle person from high school. had only seen Randy a couple of times since we graduated. the world was a better place with him in it.
max crawford II
August 12, 2018
Randy was a good man and a gentleman of the first order. A truly exemplary husband and father, he will be missed but remembered very fondly by those whose lives he touched.
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