Recent Stayton Obituaries





Randy Joy McCarley
June 2, 1949 October 15, 2012

Lyons - Randy Joy McCarley embarked on an exciting new adventure Monday, October 15, 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.


Randy 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.


Randy 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.


Randy's 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.


A celebration of Randy's life and next adventure will be held on Saturday, November 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.


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