Randy Williams

  Randy Craig Williams went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 9, 2018. He was born in South Gate, California, on Nov. 14, 1956 to Mel and Jean Williams. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Norma Jean Williams, and his beloved wife, Claire Williams.

  Randy was on staff with Young Life for four years in California. He received his degree in marketing and business from Hayward State and a master’s degree in counseling from Azusa Pacific, and was a licensed marriage and family therapist. In 1988 he and Claire moved to Bellingham from Fremont, California, and he was instrumental in starting the Discovery Counseling Center and spent three decades there.

  One of his favorite places to go was the area of Sun River and Bend, Oregon, with Claire on vacations. Words cannot express his love for baseball. He was like a kid in a candy store two years ago when he got to tour the San Francisco Giants spring training facility. He is well known in Bellingham for coaching Cal Ripkin and Babe Ruth leagues.

  Randy is survived by his father, Mel Williams; sister Vickie Mickelson; son Ryan (Jessica) Williams; daughter Kimberly (Justin) Goldston; granddaughter Dillon Goldston; soon-to-be grandson Warren Craig Goldston; aunt Joan (Ed) Troy; cousins Glen and Shelli Watson; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

  You are all invited to join family and friends at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Cornwall Church, 4518 Northwest Dr., Bellingham.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Whatcom Hospice House, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225; Sehome Baseball, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225; or any cancer organization of your choice.

  Please share your memories of Randy at www.molesfarewelltributes.com.