On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Randy Goulter, our beloved brother, uncle and friend earned his angel wings and went to live with his heavenly father. He was 61.
Randy was born to Leonard and Elaine (McPherson) Goulter on February 3, 1960 in Ely, NV. He attended Ruth grade school and graduated from White Pine High School in 1978. After high school, Randy went to work for Diamond mine and then later in the construction industry for Cooper and Sons.
In 1987, Randy was in a car accident that left him paralyzed but that never stopped him. Randy was resilient and determined to keep his independence. In fact, you could often spot him wheeling himself up main street with groceries tied to the back of his wheelchair and one of his nieces or nephews on the front. After his accident, Randy returned to Ruth, NV where he lived with his brother, Brian, for many years and served his community by volunteering as a dispatcher for the Ruth Fire Department. Later in life, Randy could no longer tolerate the cold winters and moved to the Caliente area for a while before moving to the SLC area for health reasons. During his last years, Randy lived in a few different nursing homes where he spent his days charming the nurses and CNA’s who spoke highly of him, as he did of them.
Randy was a genuinely kind man, with a heart of gold, who would give everything he had to help others. He loved telling stories and jokes to make others happy, which wasn’t hard to do with his bright blue eyes and warm smile. He also enjoyed spending time with family, visiting his great nieces and nephews, reading educational books, and talking with his brother on the Ham radio.
Randy’s greatest joy was his nieces and nephew, who he devoted most of his life helping to raise and loved like his own. He took pride in teaching them life lessons, creating lifelong memories, and filling their lives with encouragement and goodness.
Randy is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Elaine Goulter, his sisters Sharon, Marjorie, and Cheryl. He is survived by his brother, Brian Goulter; his sister Teresa Goulter; Nieces and Nephews, Trina (Joe) Timko, Joshua Youngblood, Jodi (Dale) Cummings, Trisha Goulter (Glenn Clayton), Mandie (Danny) Black, and Danny Lukkes; and 9 great nieces and nephews. He touched many lives and leaves a legacy of kindness and love.
Services will be held Friday, June 11, at 11:00, at the Ely LDS Stake Center.