Randy Thrash passed away from cancer surrounded by family at his home on August 31, 2021.

Randy was born on November 14, 1955 to Mary and Calvin Thrash. He was raised in and lived his whole life in Eureka. He attended local schools and began his career with a millwright apprenticeship at L.P. Pulp Mill, following in his father’s footsteps. Randy prided himself on his work ethic and most important was making sure his family was always taken care of. After working more than 30 years at the mill, he retired from there. His semi-retirement allowed him to explore different part-time jobs before working at Waterfront Recovery Services, which he loved.

Randy enjoyed many things, included ranching, riding horses, duck hunting, golfing and baseball. He played baseball his whole life, which also sparked his love of coaching. He loved coaching Babe Ruth. Randy was gifted with a beautiful singing voice and a talent on the guitar. Many get-togethers and family reunions you could guarantee Randy, his brothers, cousins, nephews and son would pull out their guitars and the singing fest would begin. Pure Love. The one thing Randy was most passionate about was his family. He was a good, strong, and caring man. He was always a gentleman and had a willingness to help others; he would always be there to lend a hand.

Randy is preceded in death by his father Calvin Thrash, his mother Mary Thrash and his oldest brother Tim Thrash.

Randy is survived by Balenda, his broken-hearted wife of 44 years, his daughter Melody and son-in-law Damian Sanford, his son Tanner and daughter-in-law Lydia Thrash. He also leaves here on earth his three silly, sassy, beautiful and most precious Papa-loving granddaughters, who loved root beer floats with their Papa, Eliana Sanford, Abigail and Charlotte Thrash. Randy is also survived by four very loving siblings Calva Allen, Donna Robinson and her husband Larry, Michael Thrash, Stan Thrash and his wife Katherine. He also leaves behind members of his wife’s family the Costas and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews which he greatly loved. Last, but not least, is his Annie dog.

In lieu of flowers and gifts the family is asking for donations in his name to Waterfront Recovery Services, 2413 2nd St., Eureka, so that in his passing Randy can continue to contribute to a cause he deeply believed in.


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