Randall Douglas "Randy" Matthews

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RANDALL DOUGLAS MATTHEWS
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