Randall Marc ‘Randy’ Graham

A celebration of Randy’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Arriola Bible Church, located on Highway 491 and County Road S. A meal will follow a brief service, which will include an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Randy.

Randy was born in Denver on March 30, 1957, to Lyle and Shirley (Hobbs) Graham. He was raised in Sterling, Colo., and relocated to Summit and Park counties, Colo., before settling in Cortez, Colo. He passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 56.

His fondness of helping others was mirrored in his employment of Property Management/Real Estate and also his participation in his church and community. Hiking, bicycling and camping are among some of the outdoor adventures that Randy enjoyed the most. Randy’s warm smile, subtle wit and gentle manner deeply touched those that knew him.

Surviving Randy are his wife and long-time companion, Lois (Diedrich) Graham of Cortez, Colo.; his son, Cameron Graham of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchild, Lorelei Graham of Fort Collins, Colo.; three siblings, James (Ann) Graham of Parker, Colo., Kevin (Anocha) Graham of Reno, Nev., and Laura (Richard) Jones of Beale, AFB, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews; and brother in law and sister in law, Peter and Joan Brind’Amour of Mancos, Colo.

Preceding Randy in death are his son, Jared Graham; and his parents.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Montezuma at PO Drawer 740, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez, Colo. 81321.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.