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Randal Curtis Young

A remembrance gathering will take place June 23 for Randal Curtis Young, who passed away June 9, 2007, as a result of a fall from a cliff while on a weekend outing to his mining claim near Downieville, Calif.

Randy was born May 2, 1958, in Redmond, Ore., and came to South Lake Tahoe in 1959, where he lived the rest of his life. He graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1976. Randy was an avid outdoorsman all his life. He had a great love of adventure, which he pursued with gusto. When he was 12, he hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.

He enjoyed prospecting, motorcycling, yard sales, bowling and hiking. He is remembered best as a loyal and generous friend and hard worker. He’d give you the shirt off his back. Randy worked at a variety of jobs, starting at the Timber Cove Marina while in high school. He also worked for Harveys, the CCC, Video Maniacs and others, and finally as a groundskeeper at an estate in Glenbrook. He had a good heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothea Young of South Lake Tahoe; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Hess of Somerset, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Margaret Young of Murphys, Calif.; nieces, Erin Kalleen, Kate Young and Holly Young; nephew, Eric Hess; and his loyal dog Sable. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd “Brigham” Young, and faithful companions, Kessler and Nugget.

A remembrance gathering is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. July 23 at Randy’s home. Randy seemed always to have a story to tell after each of his outings. If anyone would like to share with the families their stories of Randy, or how they came to know him, it would be greatly appreciated. They can either write down their experiences or just tell the stories at the gathering.

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