Randy A. Chandler of Hermiston died on March 3, 2019 in Hermiston at the age of 70.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1949 in Ellensburg, Wash., to Thomas and Helen Slater Chandler. Randy was raised and attended school in Milton-Freewater. He joined the Navy and served in Vietnam until his honorable discharge.
Randy returned home and went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in the signal department. He later worked as a chemical weapons handler at the Umatilla Chemical Depot until retiring in 2014. Randy was married to Susan Rogers on May 1, 2009 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He was a longtime member of the Eagles Lodge. Randy enjoyed bowling, throwing darts, traveling, visiting family and trips to the coast.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Chandler, Hermiston; son, Coy Chandler, Ontario; daughter;,Marjorie Chandler, Mexico; stepdaughter, Melissa Ketelson (Brian), Irrigon; brother, Dale Chandler (Anne), Wenatchee, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Chandler; and a stepdaughter, Misty Rogers.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12 noon at the Country Church, 32742 Diagonal Road, Hermiston.
Those who wish may make contributions in Randy’s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice or Parkinson’s Research.
Please share memories of Randy with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.