Randy Paul Gibson, passed away at home in Acequia, Idaho on June 25, 2021 at the age of 60 after a four-year battle with COPD.
Randy is proceeded in death by his parents Charlie Gibson, Hettie Gibson Sowers, stepdad Wilmot "Bill" Sowers, brothers Charles, Jerry, and John Gibson, great Niece Sierra Martsch, and great Nephew Corbin Martsch.
Randy is survived by his beautiful wife Cindy. He is lovingly remembered by his sister Carla (Dan) Martsch, sister Linda (Terry) Ketterling, and many nieces and nephews.
Randy was born September 23, 1960 in Rupert, Idaho to Charlie (Beanie) and Hettie Gibson. He was the youngest of 6 children. Randy attended Acequia Grade School, East Minico Middle School, and he graduated from Minico High School in 1978. In High School he played drums in the marching band and was a member of the bowling and wrestling teams. As a wrestler Randy was small in stature and often won by default due the opposing team not having a matching opponent in that weight class. He was affectionately nick named "Squeaky" due to his high pitch speaking tone when asked to read out loud in class.
After high school Randy moved to Pocatello, where he attended Idaho State University College of Technology tech college where he earned a degree in welding. After graduating he worked as a welder but suffered an on-the- job accident cutting his welding career short. He then moved to Phoenix, AZ with his friend Nathan Lee, and installed wallpaper in Nursing homes in Arizona and surrounding states for a couple of years. After mastering the art of hanging wallpaper Randy moved back to his hometown and opened his own wallpaper /painting business "WiseChoice". Randy was meticulous at his profession and was in high demand, often had to put clients on a waiting list. They waited for him. Randy was trusted and respected as a person and business owner.
Randy also loved crafting with wood. He built some beautiful items such as coffee tables, picture frames, clocks, cabinets, China cabinets, and cedar chests. Everything he created was with a keen eye. He enjoyed raising dachshunds and cockatiels. His hobbies were numerous: fishing, hunting, BSU football, gardening, cooking, camping, and chopping wood. He loved to go camping in the mountains with close friends and gather firewood. He enjoyed gambling and often went to Cactus Pete's Casino in Jackpot Nevada. Randy also purchased Idaho Lottery Scratchers daily at his favorite gas station "Hill Oil" in Rupert, Idaho.
On Nov. 7, 2015, he married Cindy K Anderson. They lived in his childhood home in Acequia, Idaho. Randy rarely traveled far from home, yet Cindy managed to persuade him into venturing out of the country on a Caribbean Cruise for their honeymoon.
A memorial service will be held for Randy at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert, Idaho.
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