Randolph Bemis, 63, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Medford after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. Randolph grew up in the Gold Country of California.
He worked as a chef at the Manzanitta Grill, The Sheraton in Sacramento and The Stanford Sierra Camp on Falling Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe. Randolph loved music and became a sound engineer working with the band Blizzard, breaking more than a few noise level laws. He was a handyman and painter in Lake County for 24 years. Randolph loved life, rock and roll and his close circle of friends. He had a great laugh and was always ready to tease. He loved the outdoors, high desert golf in Plush, the San Francisco Giants and a good cold beer. He spent the last three years on the Oregon Coast in Port Orford. Hunting for agates and listening to the waves were his favorite pastimes. We will miss him tremendously, his free spirit, long ponytail, beautiful blue eyes and deep voice. Oh, and those goofy hats!
He is survived by: brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Crystal and their family in California; friends in Oregon and California; and his partner in crime, Toni Prada.
Graveside services will be at Port Orford Cemetery, Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m.