2012-05-24 / Obituaries

Randall Gene ‘Randy’ Wood

Randy was born in Sacramento, on Jan. 24, 1962, to Richard Sanford and Beverly Gail Horton. Randy passed away suddenly on Friday, May 11, in Mariposa where he has lived since 1994.

Randy lived his early adult life in Merced and worked as a 911 dispatcher for Riggs Ambulance. He left Riggs in the late 1980’s and became a house dad to raise his two daughters, Halie and Julia Wood. Randy served as a house dad to many of his daughters’ friends as well, driving them to and from school with his daughters, bringing them home with the girls while their parents were at work, baking cookies with them, taking them to Yosemite, to Briceburg to swim in the river and on many other adventures. His happiest hours were spent with his two daughters and their friends.

Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly; and his adopted father, Ralph Wood. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Halie and Julia Wood; and his wife, Gina Wood of Mariposa; his father, Richard Sanford of Greeley Hill; his adopted mother, Alma Wood; brothers, Rod, Rick, Clint and David; and sisters, Julie and Roberta all of Modesto; his sister-in-law, Lisa of Oregon; many nieces and nephews in Modesto, Oregon and San Diego; and his mother and father in-law, Raul and Marilyn Corral of Mariposa.

Randy will be missed by his family for his sense of humor, love of travel, celebrating holidays with his girls, his favorite music and his Tuesday taco nights for the kids.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at the Mariposa United Methodist Church, Sixth and Bullion Streets. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bears Football League where Randy volunteered or to the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation.

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