In Memory

Randy Roy Werner

Randy Roy Werner 

Randy Roy Werner 1953 ~ 2006 Randy Roy Werner, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 30, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. Randy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Richard David Werner and Luella Gene Garbett on February 28, 1953. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Janene Eslin on April 8, 1972; the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Both Randy and Janene were graduates of South High School. Randy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He leaves behind his wife, Janene, children: Jennifer Corrington (Dave), Christopher, Brandon, and Heather Malicdem (Clein), as well as his grandchildren: Cody, Chelea, Devon, Dallin, Ethan and Emma Corrington, Briah and Rhyan Werner, Kaya and Emmy Werner, and Vian and Elsie Malicdem. His grandchildren were the joy and light of his life. Other survivors include Rick Werner, Lollie Werner, Carole Nitzel, Mikki Green, and Kenny Werner; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Randy was President of Upward Motions, a disability consulting firm and he dedicated his life to the advocacy of the disabled, as he was a wheelchair user himself for the past 18 years. Randy was involved in various support groups for the disabled and was twice named "Counselor of the Year" by the City of Glendale, AZ. He was an accomplished singer, singing for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, his church and various civic groups around the valley. Funeral services were held in Phoenix, Arizona on January 4, 2006.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on January 29, 2006

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05/18/11 05:16 PM #1    

Janene Eslin (Werner)

Randy Roy Werner was born February 28, 1953 to Luella Gene Garbett and Richard David Werner in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 30, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Randy married his high school sweetheart, Janene Eslin, on April 8, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.  Randy left behind Janene, his four children and 12 grandchildren.

Randy was a disability consultant at the time of his death; Upward Motions was his company.  Randy had been in a wheelchair himself for about 19 years.  He was a great advocate and taught advocacy to others.  Randy was a facilitator for three disability support groups. He is greatly missed throughout the disability community in Phoenix and surrounding cities.  There is a tree planted in his honor at one of the parks where the support group VOICE often has picnics.  Janene has now taken over that support group and we have raised enough money to put a bench near Randy's tree so that members of VOICE can go and remember those we have loved and lost.

Randy used his beautiful voice as often as the opportunity showed up; he sang the National Anthem numerous times at the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball games and the Phoenix Suns basketballs games.

Randy is missed my many, but especially by Janene and his children and grandchildren.

05/27/11 02:20 PM #2    

Deborah Wendell (Williams)

Randy was a Great and True friend someone I will always remember and truly miss.


06/07/11 03:24 PM #3    

Becky Edwards (Edwards)

Randy touched my life in many ways, it was a sober day when I heard of his passing.  He definitely knew how to make life exciting and he is missed by all of us for sure.

08/04/11 10:00 AM #4    

Kathryn Christensen (Duncan)

Oh - I am so sad to see this.  Just thinking of Randy makes me smile.  He had such a great personality!  He always knew just what to say to brighten a day.  Sorry for your loss Janene.

05/16/12 03:36 PM #5    

Kelly Summers

Randy was one of those rare friends who could brighten a day just by being there!  He loved life and he touched so many lives just because of who he was and the way he lived.  I cannot remember Randy without remembering his laughter and goodness.

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