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Randall Dennis Welker

January 19, 1961 — February 8, 2012

Randall Dennis Welker

Smithfield, Utah - Randy D Welker, 51, of Smithfield, Utah and formerly from Soda Springs, Idaho passed away due to a heart related illness at his home on Friday, February 10, 2012 at his residence.

Randy was born January 19, 1961 in Soda Springs, Idaho to NaReese Athay (Smith) Welker and Terry L Smith. He was later adopted by Dennis R. Welker. He lived in Soda Springs, Pocatello and Preston, Idaho; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Logan and Smithfield, Utah. He was educated in Soda Springs and graduated from Soda Springs High School. He attended Idaho State University.

He was married to Kristi Phillips from Memphis, Tennessee. They had a daughter, Tiffany Marie Welker. They were later divorced. He was also married to Bonnie Grady Dunham, and Roz Hamblin. He had a relationship with Stephanie Clancy from Midvale, Utah. They had a son, Clancy Dean Welker. He served in the Navy, fulfilling his boot camp in San Diego, California and his advanced training in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked various jobs throughout his lifetime. He loved spending time with his family, camping, hunting and fishing, and hanging out and visiting with friends and family.

He is survived by his children, Tiffany (Hyrum Hancock) Welker, from Hayesville, North Carolina; Clancy Welker from Midvale, Utah; and a daughter, Nikelle; a step-daughter, Amber Talbot, Smithfield, Utah; three grandchildren, Blade Watkins, Caleb Watkins and Kristi Hancock all from Hayesville North Carolina; two sisters, Vickie (David) Murri, Lewiston, Idaho; Debbie (Dean) Anderson, Pocatello, Idaho; step-sisters Lee Ann (David) Jacobson, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Ardelle (Wallie) Wentz of Kelso, Washington; one brother, Todd D Welker, Medford, Wyoming; Stepmother Nyla Welker, Soda Springs and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and NaReese Welker and Terry Smith; ex-wife, Kristi; a sister, Stacey Jo Smith; two nieces, Shantell Emily Welker and Kortni Dawn Anderson and one great-nephew, Avery John Murri.

Services will be held Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 AM at the Hooper LDS church at 281 E Hooper Ave. in Soda Springs with a gathering of friends and family to follow. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to help defray the funeral expenses.


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