OBITUARY

Randall Mahlon Connett

December 12, 1953June 14, 2021

Always in our hearts

Randall Mahlon Connett (Randy) age 67, passed away at his home in Aurora, Co. on Monday June 14, 2021 after a ten month long battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. He was surrounded by his family as he walked into eternity with his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Randy was born in Sumter, South Carolina December 12, 1953. His parents were from San Francisco but his dad Dr. Mahlon Coleman Connett was serving as a flight surgeon at Shaw Air Force base at the time. When Randy was about a year old the family returned to the Bay Area and that is where he grew up. His mother Patricia (Dibble) Connett and his dad both preceded him in death. He has three beloved siblings, Brenda (Kim) Miles, Richard (Pati) Connett, James (Rachel) Connett all from California who mourn his loss.

Randy graduated from San Ramon High School in Danville, California and attended Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He had a long and distinguished career as an electrical engineer and retired from CH2M Hill in 2014. He then realized a life dream by initiating Omega Power Engineers, his own small consulting practice which he maintained for about 4 years until retirement.

On January 1, 1980 Randy married Nancy (Rahe) Connett who he adored and had many adventures with over the next 41+ years. They have three treasured children, Allison (David) Aranda, Jordan (Megan) Connett and Caitlin Connett, all of the Denver area. Randy’s joy and delight for the past 11 years has been being an exceptional grandpa to Greyson Connett (11), Harper Connett (9), Beatrice Aranda (7), Marcus Aranda (5), Imogen Aranda (3) and most recently Benedict Aranda (5 months old). Being their grandpa and spending lots of time with them was “the icing on the cake” of a life well lived!

Randy also leaves behind two dearly loved brothers-in-law, Charles (Ruth Anne) Rahe and John (Laura) Rahe. He leaves 12 nieces and nephews on both sides of his family who he loved and cared deeply about.

Randy was a person with broad interests and he was passionate about many things. He was a man of deep faith and invested himself throughout his life in bible study and Christian service. He had been a long time discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship and served on the board of directors for Engineering Ministries International. He was active in his local church over the years as an elder, teacher, marriage mentor, small group leader and volunteer in the food bank. His hobbies included FLY FISHING, golf, travel, ham radio, cribbage and bridge, reading and history, astronomy and space travel and all things science. He was a lover of the arts and greatly enjoyed plays and all types of music. He loved baseball and the Denver Broncos (when they did well!) and he loved being in the mountains and sharing their mountain cabin with friends and family. Randy loved wine—talking about it, learning about it, and drinking it! Of all Randy’s interests, loves and passions, his faith and his family were at the top of the list.

Randy was a humorous person, a confident and intelligent person, a kind and humble person; a man with a huge heart! He will be sorely missed by his loving wife, his kids and grandkids, his extended family and his many, many friends. He was at peace as his life came to a close with what awaited him next, eternity with his Savior.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 26, 2021 at Southeast Christian Church in Parker at 10:30 am. The family asks that instead of flowers please bring/send a card with a special memory of Randy. Donations may be made in Randy’s honor to Bible Study Fellowship International (bsfinternational.org) or to Engineering Ministries International (emiworld.org/us).

John 11: 25-26 Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Keith Binkley

June 21, 2021

I very much enjoyed working with Randy and his impact to those he knew. Randy was an excellent mentor to me as a young electrical engineer. I appreciated his willingness to take time from his very busy day to share his professional knowledge with me. As a close follower of EMI, I have been impressed with Randy's involvement and support of EMI to impact the world. I was fortunate to know Randy.

Nancy Connett

June 21, 2021

Nancy Connett

June 20, 2021

Nancy Connett

June 20, 2021

Nancy Connett

June 20, 2021

Lynn Caruso

June 18, 2021

Randy was such an amazing person and such a faithful, loving servant of the Lord. Our thoughts are with his family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY