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Obituary: Charles “Randy” Bryan

Photo Credit: The Bryan Family

BRYAN – Charles Randall (Randy) Bryan, 60, passed away unexpectedly in Woodland, CA on July 19, 2017. Randy lived in Winters, CA for 23 years where he was an active member of the community and loved fishing with his sons on Putah Creek and Lake Berryessa and hunting in the surrounding areas. He was born in Durango, CO on January 17, 1957. He graduated from Ignacio High School in 1975.

Randy moved to California when he was a young man. He worked as a restaurant supply salesman for many years and started his own company, Charles Bryan Associates. He was a passionate outdoorsman and was very proud of his Native American Choctaw heritage. He loved deer hunting, often traveling back to Colorado to hunt with his family, and would smoke his own deer jerky every year. He was also a passionate and skilled fisherman and an avid gardener. He enjoyed finding arrowheads and handcrafting walking sticks, knives, and other natural crafts. He took great care of his pets and enjoyed tending to his goat, chickens, and dogs over the years.

Randy moved back to the Ignacio area in 2016, where he spent the final months of his life rekindling old friendships, making new ones and roaming the country he’s always loved. The Southern Ute and Northern Ute Reservations and it’s people held a special place in Randy’s heart.

He is survived by his mother Charlene Randall Bryan; siblings Rebecca Anne Bryan Nordeen of Grand Junction, CO, Timothy Reanan Bryan of Durango, CO, Treva Lee Bryan Heikkinen of Cape Coral, FL, Wesley Todd Bryan of Parachute, CO; children Gina Ann Cosio of Ignacio, CO, George Washington Bryan of San Diego, CA, Tucker Everett Bryan of Brooklyn, NY, and Wesley Todd Bryan of Woodland, CA; grandchildren Solymar, Cyrus, Christian, and Rosie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father George Washington Bryan.

A celebration of life will be held at Ignacio East Cemetery at a later date.

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