Randal Wayne Conway
August 19, 1943 – April 28, 2021
Randal W. Conway passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Randy had suffered several strokes, the first in July of last year that left him partially paralyzed, but he never stopped fighting and was determined to recover, although his body just could not keep up with him.
Randy was born to Ralph and Shirley Conway in Phoenix, Arizona. After high school, Randy joined the Navy and proudly served four years, one of which he was stationed on Midway Island. Randy met the love of his life, Janelle and they were married for 47 years.
Randy was a skilled welder and could make just about anything out of steel or horseshoes. He worked as a welder for Corn Construction for over 30 years. For decades, Randy volunteered his time coaching. In 1978, he was responsible for starting the girls softball program at Orchard Mesa Little League. He was not only a coach on the field, he was a coach in life as well. He loved the kids that played for him and his goal was that everyone just “had fun”. His greatest love and joy was his family. He will be remembered for his unfailing work ethic, warm hugs, firm handshake, infectious smile and his contagious, loud laugh.
Randy is survived by his wife Janelle Conway, sister Debbie (Ken), brother Russ (Mary), his children: Shelly, Rick, Carrie, Sandy and Sally, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister Gwen (Art).
Please join the family in a celebration of Randy’s life on Monday, May 17th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Later that day an interment ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
A rosary will be held on Sunday, May 16th at 5:00 p.m. at Callahan Edfast Mortuary for family and friends.