Kurtis Douglas Randall, “Kurt”, age 31, passed away in Clovis, California on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born in Fresno on May 8, 1986 to his proud parents, Douglas K. Randall and DeeLisa J. Randall, and was joined shortly thereafter [one year and three months to be exact] by his sister, Rochelle D. Randall. He lived in the Fresno, California area most of his life but also spent time living in San Diego and the Los Angeles area.
Kurt was a 2004 graduate of Clovis East High School and attended California State University, Fresno where he studied Kinesiology. He swam and played water polo for the Clovis East High School Timberwolves and went on to coach the team later in his career. The student athletes say Kurt brought such joy, made a difference in the lives of the team members, and had a huge impact on their high school careers. During the summer, Kurt was a lifeguard at Wild Water Adventures, using every opportunity possible to get paid while being outdoors, in the water, and working on his tan.
Kurt joined the Navy in 2006 and was stationed in Everett, Washington. He was an M.P. for 2 years and very proud of his military service. After his Navy service, Kurt returned to Fresno where he attended CSUF and worked at GB3 as a personal trainer. He had a passion for health and fitness and loved to share his knowledge with his family, friends and clients. Kurt was a store manager for GNC in Brentwood, California for the past two years and had just relocated to Fresno the week before his passing.
Kurt had a smile that would light up the room and a heart of gold. He was a kind and caring spirit with a love for his friends and family that was unmatched. The words that have been used to describe Kurt are consistent: amazing human being, loved by everyone, a beautiful soul, kind and genuine, such a great guy, he was very loved, a true friend, had a huge heart, he encouraged everyone he was around, one of the sweetest people I have ever known, helped me so much, always lightened the mood, my childhood crush, an incredible friend, nothing but positive and kind, a great and funny guy, the life of the party, he was always there, made me smile and laugh, honored to have known him, infectious laughter, kind and compassionate, nothing but positive thoughts and memories, such a great coach, an incredible human being, so blessed to have known him, one of the most influential people in my life, helped me so much when I needed it, love him like a brother, always had a smile on his face, got all the chicks, he was one of a kind, such a good dude, an awesome dude, treated everyone the same, I will never forget him, had the gift to make everyone smile and laugh, one of the best people I have known in life, a great mentor, the world lost a good person, he will be truly missed, he left a mark on everyone he touched, his legacy of kindness and love will definitely be left behind, it’s so profound how the loss of such a sincere, wonderful person can leave such a mark on your heart, I am so proud to have been your friend, so grateful we met in this life.
He was proceeded in death by his father, Douglas K. Randall, his grandfathers, Richard A. Randall and Ellis S. Wells, and his cousin James-Paul Randall Sindt.
He is survived by his mother DeeLisa Wells, his sister Rochelle Randall; his stepmother Tiffany Randall, his sisters Brittany and Ashley James, his brother David Randall; his stepsisters Nicole Musto and Kristine Morgan; his grandparents Ann Randall-Pino and Ernie Pino, and his grandmother Joy Wells; his aunts, uncles and cousins, Valerie and Brian Marderosian, and Allee Marderosian; Kim and Scott Durham, Brianne Martinez and Amanda Durham; Ric and Debbie Randall, and Ryan Randall; and many extended family members and friends who consider Kurt family, who love him dearly and will miss him forever.
A celebration of Kurt’s short but amazing life will be held on his 32nd birthday, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:00AM at the Oso de Oro Lake Park, 5550 North Forkner Avenue, Fresno, California. Pittsburg Steelers jerseys are encouraged, or your favorite football team attire. Remembrances can be made in Kurt’s name to the Clovis East High School Water Polo Team, 2490 Leonard Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
While our hearts are heavy and we are crushed in spirit, we are encouraged by the promise that we will see Kurt again; we will meet him on the other side and experience that smile and amazing spirit for all eternity.