Randall Boyd Stohel passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. He was born on June 12, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Lee Stohel and Conna Durfee.
Randy is survived by his wife, Rayma Christensen Stohel; his children, Jennifer Boucher (Joseph), Gregory Stohel (Jade), Spencer Stohel, Stephanie Wells (Trevor), Ian Stohel, and Zachary Stohel (Ashley); and his mother, Conna Durfee Brown. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Tammie Fautin, and his father, John Lee Stohel.
Randy grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and graduated from Brighton High School in 1974. While in high school, he prided himself on tutoring all of the upperclassmen in mathematics while a freshman. He also lettered on the first ever soccer team for the high school. Randy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and shortly after graduation, he served a two year mission in Anaheim, California. After returning from his missionary service, he met and courted Tammie, and they were soon sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 24, 1978.
Randy was a tremendous father and worked hard to meet the needs of his family. He attended Salt Lake Technical College and started his professional career for the State of Utah as a computer programmer and was dedicated to that job for more than thirty years. He was also an active member of his church and served diligently in every calling he accepted. He was a great asset in multiple bishoprics. He also served as High Priest Group Leader, as a “grandpa” in the nursery, and as a devoted primary teacher.
Tammie and Randy were married for 17 years. After her passing, Randy took sole responsibility in the raising of his 6 young children. While working for the Department of Corrections for the state of Utah, Randy had met Rayma Christensen. They started dating and were soon engaged. They got married on June 1, 1996, and were sealed for eternity in the Jordan River Temple. Randy passed a few months after their 24th wedding anniversary.
If you were to walk into the Stohel home you would likely notice the many elaborate cross-stitches hanging on the wall. This was one of Randy’s many hobbies along with playing the piano or pulling all-nighters with the companionship of some form of technology. After retiring, he picked up a few new hobbies such as Legos and Dungeons and Dragons. His children often frequented the household, all still happy to call it “home.” The family enjoyed smoking Tri-Tip out on the Traeger, watching sports, specifically golf or (UTE) football, and competing relentlessly in a family game. Regardless of the activity, the home was filled with love and laughter. Randy’s favorite shirt, which he wore often, proclaimed: “World’s Best Grandpa.” He dearly loved all 9 of his grandchildren: Jace, Jagger, Elsie, Otto, Maren, Jordan, Thomas, O’Dae, and Hattie.
An outdoor Open House Memorial will be held from 3-5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020, PM on the grounds of the chapel located at 552 East 11400 South in Draper, Utah. All that are wanting to pay their respects are invited to attend. Please be mindful of the state and community guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing.
A family prayer will be held beforehand from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
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