Randy L. PossFebruary 20, 1947 – September 17, 2004
Randy L. Poss, 57, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Sandpoint, Idaho.Randy will be greatly missed by those who knew him. There will be a celebration of his life from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at PossAbilities Tree Farm in Idaho. Memorial donations may be made in Randy’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.He was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Denver and grew up in Steamboat Springs and other Western towns. He graduated from high school in LaCrosse, Wis., in 1965.Randy married Bette Witt on Nov. 25, 1970, in Glenwood Springs, where he worked in the ski and sporting goods industries. In 1977, he and his family moved to the Elmira area of Bonner County, Idaho. He was a welder and machinist before establishing an ornamental tree nursery. Randy was the president of the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association and served on the Bonner County Weed Board.He touched many lives with his quick humor, compassion and straightforward views on life. His interests included woodworking, computers and storytelling.Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Keely Poss, and his father and stepmother, Ralph and Barbara Poss, all of Sandpoint; his mother, Pat Horrell, and a sister, Cherie Wolcott, both of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.A son, Ryan, preceded him in death in 1998.Arrangements are under the direction of the Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint.Arrangements are under the direction of the Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint.
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