July 7, 1948 – February 21, 2018
Randy Thaut, age 69, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2018, with his loving family at his side, after suffering cardiac arrest, on Friday, February 16. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Randy was born to Fred and Helen Thaut on July 7, 1948, in Bothell, WA and was raised in Snohomish. He graduated from Snohomish High School in 1966. Randy worked through high school but still found time to be active in track and football.
Randy was proceeded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen Thaut, his son Evan, and his brother Doug.
Randy is survived by his wife Becky; his sons, Ryan (Allyson), Eric, Nick (Christina) and Nathan (Sonja); his grandchildren, Anna, Sofie, Kinsley and Jameson; and his brothers Dennis (Shari), Joel (Heidi) and Russ (Claudia) and 9 nieces and nephews.
Randy and Becky were married in 1970 and were blissfully wed for 48 years. They were the love of each other’s lives and had 5 children together. They enjoyed many trips to Hawaii.
Randy spent his early years in sales for NW Distributors, sold life insurance, worked at The Career Training Institute, and then he found his love for the radio business. He started his career at KBRO Radio in the sales department in Bremerton. Later KWVZ Radio 123 in Everett where he continued in sales but loved creating and running promotions. From frog jumps, chicken flying contests, Pepsi games, etc., to MC’ing, he was the master at making people happy.
After 15 years, he moved to car sales at Bickford Motors where he enjoyed his many years of working there, not for the sake of a paycheck, but for the interactions between customers and co-workers. He truly enjoyed them, because to him, they were considered friends.
Randy had an infectious smile and personality that couldn’t be mistaken for anything but genuine. He was well known for his quick wit, loving heart, love of people and big smile, and he will definitely be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held for Randy at Thomas Family Farms on Sunday, April 15, at 1:00 pm. Please dress casually, Hawaii attire encouraged, in Randy fashion! If you have a story, photo or memory to share to celebrate Randy’s life, they will be warmly welcomed.
In lieu of flowers there will be a memorial fund set up in Randy’s memory. Details will be provided at a later date.
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