On June 9, 1951, Randy was united in marriage to Betty Jane Franck, and to this union six children were born.
His parents; his wife, Betty, on February 25, 2011; a son, James Beem; a grandson, Aaron Vance; and a brother, Charles Beem, preceded Randy in death.
Randy is survived by his children, Randy Beem and wife Nancy of Climax Springs, Miss., Bill Beem and wife Carol of Timberlake, S.D., Mike Beem and wife Heidi of Arvada, Colo., Julie LeBeau and husband David of Arvada, Colo., and Sandy Copenhaver and husband Mike of Hannibal, Miss.; his grandchildren, Laura Davidson and husband Chris, R.J. Beem and wife Heather, Katie Hoeppner, Krissi Lab and husband Kit, Michael Galbraith, Jennee Beem, Melissa Simaitis and husband Eric, Wendi Utzinger, Eric Beem, Mandy Ortega and husband Eric, Crystal Anderson and husband Eric, Scott LeBeau, Brandon Vance, Myles Vance and fiancé Kelsey, Amber McMillen and husband Shelton, and Michael Copenhaver and wife Andrea; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Ramsey and husband Sam of Surprise, Ariz., and Leona Ruth Vonfeldt and her significant other, Clayton of Portland, Ore.; his BSF, Crickett Wolfe of Climax Springs, Miss.; as well as a host of other relatives and many dear friends.
Randy was born in Oregon and following his graduation from high school he went to work as a laborer on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Randy was a hard worker and worked his way through the ranks in Northern Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Railroad, he retired as Divisional Supervisor, after many years of service.
Randy had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member of the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church, where he also served as an Elder.
He had served as a board member and volunteer for the Northwest Fire Protection District for many years. He was an avid golfer, and taught his children to play as well. He even hit two holes-in-one in two weeks at Bay View Golf Course in Osage Beach. Randy was a man of wisdom, and made sure that his sons and sons-in-law knew the secret to a successful marriage was to always say “Yes, Dear.”
In his spare time, Randy enjoyed fishing, bird watching, and spending time with his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every second of it. His parting words to his family were “It’s been one heck of a ride!”
Randy was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the many wonderful memories he has created for his family and many dear friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 26, in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Miss. Burial followed in Allee Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church, Climax Springs, Missouri and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at alleeholmanhowe.com.