- Randy Joy McCarley embarked on an exciting new adventure Monday,
2012. She left behind her mother, Joy D. Russo, two proud
daughters, Moon M.B. Joy McCarley, Lacey Joy M. McCarley, honorary
daughter Katy Irene Zilverberg, and a vast family of devoted
friends spanning the continent and the globe.
lived her life to the fullest, never passing up a chance to try
something new. She spent her childhood exploring the lakes of
Minnesota, her teen years in beautiful Southern California, and
ventured to the Santiam Canyon in her mid-twenties. Whether it was
winning hearts while riding her horse, snorkeling and drinking
Kava with her dear friend and Fijian locals, camping an entire
summer at Yosemite, or attending three Iditarods, Randy had a
passion for adventure.
had a deep and loyal love for her family and friends. No distance
was too far when it came to visiting her daughters wherever their
travels or careers brought them. Her home on the banks of the
Little North Fork of the Santiam was a refuge for those she held
dear, always open whether for a night, a month, or even a year.
heart was just as full of love for strangers as those she knew
well. Those who met her all shared the same experience, open arms
and a sense of family at first touch. She accepted all regardless
of background or life history, always seeing the very best in each
person she met.
celebration of Randy's life and next adventure will be held on
3, 2012 at 1 pm at the Santiam Valley Grange Hall in
Lyons, Oregon. As Randy was an artist and lover of music,
musicians are asked to bring instruments and everyone a heart full
of song. Sharing of thoughts and memories will be followed by a
potluck and much revelry and celebration of a life well lived and
enjoyed. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.