Thursday, March 10, 2011

Services Set for Randy Gamett

Randy Joe Gamett, 54, passed away at his home in Moore, Idaho, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Randy was born in Idaho Falls to Bud and Jeneane Gamett on Oct. 12, 1956. He was raised in Moore and Arco and attended schools in both towns. Randy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On March 16, 1974, Randy married his high school sweetheart, Kim Mays, in Arco. Randy and Kim had two children, Randy Jack and Drew.
Randy was an electrical lineman and worked on numerous power line construction projects in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Montana. During part of this time, he was able to work with his brothers Buddy and Brent. Randy finished his career as an electrical lineman in 2004, following which he built a successful tree farm business.
Randy had numerous hobbies, including hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, gardening, cooking and making arrowheads. Randy had a particularly deep love of hunting and fishing. He hunted and fished throughout central Idaho, went on a safari to Africa and made four trips to Alaska. During his life, Randy harvested several trophy mule deer, elk and antelope, a trophy caribou and a trophy Alaskan moose. One of Randy's most significant accomplishments was harvesting a monster mule deer in 1978 that was 42 inches wide, had 22 points, made the Boone and Crockett record book and was featured in the book "Idaho's Greatest Mule Deer." In 1979, he harvested another massive mule deer that was 36 inches wide and had 20 points. One of the biggest highlights of his life occurred in 2003, when he was able to take Kim, Randy Jack, Drew and Virgil with him on a fishing trip to Alaska.
Randy is survived by his wife, Kim Gamett; sons, Randy Jack Gamett and Drew (Lexi) Gamett; grandsons, Radley Gamett, Landen Gamett, Logan Gamett, Talon Gamett and Treyson Gamett; father, Frank "Bud" (Alice June) Gamett; brothers and sisters, Buddy (Tammy) Gamett, Judy (Jon) Stedtfeld, Brent (Laurie) Gamett, Bart (Charmaine) Gamett, Paula (Doug) McEldowney, Brett (Mindy) Gamett, Brad (Lucy) Gamett, Jodi (Frederic) Andersen and Virgil Larsen, whom Randy loved like a son; and his dog, Girl, who never left Randy's side.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeneane Youngstrom; granddaughter, Sydney Gamett; and brother, Justin Gamett.
Family and friends are invited to honor Randy during a memorial service that will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Lost River Funeral Home in Arco. The family will also meet with friends between noon and 12:45 p.m. on the day of the service. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Everyone is invited to write a story about Randy and bring it to the memorial service for inclusion in a book for his grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lost River Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lost River EMTs.
Published in Post Register on March 10, 2011

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