Randolph Bruce Tonasket
October 30, 1955 – April 23, 2018
Randolph B. “Randy” Tonasket (62) Left us unexpectedly Monday afternoon, April 23, 2018 from Grand Coulee, Washington. Born Sunday, October 30, 1955 in Coulee Dam, Washington to Joseph & Mary Louise Tonasket, Randy served with the United States Coast Guard from 1975 to 1981. A proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Randy was employed with the tribal government for over 25 years, holding the position of Data Base Manager at the time of his passing. On Saturday, August 28, 2004 Randy was united in marriage to Alicia McKissen at the St. Mary’s Mission in Omak, Washington. Always active Randy was a passionate golfer, who loved spending time on the fairways and greens. When not impressing golfing buddies with his swing, Randy enjoyed watching other sports including the Seattle Mariners, the Gon”ZAG”a Bulldogs, the University of Washington Cougars and Arena Truck Races. While he also enjoyed hunting, Randy had a special place in his heart for all children, he could never say, “No” to a youngster. Randy’s greatest love was always spending time with his family, whether loudly rooting on his children during their sporting events or just joking around and sharing a donut. Predeceased by both of his parents; two brothers: Rick & Bill and his son: Jasper; Randy’s legacy lives on through his wife of 14 years: Alicia Tonasket; children: Shaylee Tonasket, Walter “Ike” Tonasket and Karl “Charlie” Tonasket; brothers: J.R., Bob, Frenchie and Dave and sisters: Lucy, Anita, Patty, Tina, Sherrie “Bear” and Marilyn. Randy’s Dressing took place at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington, followed by a Rosary at 7:00pm at Nespelem Community Center in Nespelem, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 11:00am on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Nespelem Community Center, followed by cremation at Randy’s request. Randy’s family requests that memorial gifts be made in his name to help children at need through The Mockingbird Society, 2100 24th Ave S Ste 240, Seattle, WA 98144, (206) 323-5437 https://www.mockingbirdsociety.org/ Please sign his online guestbook at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be caring for Randy’s family.
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Randolph Bruce Tonasket
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April 29, 2018
I met Randy at ITT in 1982, as a fellow veteran, we had that bond. Randy was always a good person to be with and he introduced me to people, places and things I still think fondly of.
We kept in touch on occasions, remaining friends.
Semper Peratus, my friend.