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Randy James Hunt, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and friend to all, died Feb. 21, 2024, in Globe, AZ. He was 75 years old.

Randy was born on September 26, 1948, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Russell and Inez (Pederson) Hunt. A father in the military meant that Randy spent part of his childhood moving from base to base, including a memorable two-year stint in Great Britain.

He graduated from Great Falls High School in Great Falls, MT, in 1966. He trained for two years with the Navy and considered a career as an officer but ultimately chose to be an educator. He graduated from the University of Montana, where he met and romanced Lynette Bucklin. The two married in 1972. They started a family and, lured by the promise of a better life, moved to Alaska in 1977.

Over the next 22 years, Randy taught high school, coached and officiated various sports, and started a successful photography business. He and his family enjoyed all the unique opportunities Alaska had to offer while also making it back to Montana via the Alcan Highway for some adventure-filled summer visits.

Randy earned his master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997 and decided to pursue educational administration. He and Lynette moved to Globe, AZ, in 1999 to continue his career. He didn’t miss the snow.

Randy was known for his kindness, generosity, and humor. He was the epitome of a true Clark-Griswold-style family man. He was also a skilled woodworker, a natural musician, and the World’s Best Potato Salad Maker. He did everything with care and precision. He loved deeply, laughed without hesitation, and was a man of great faith.

Randy is survived by his beloved wife, Lynette; his adoring daughters RandaLyn Novick (Dan) and KatiAnn Philhower (Daniel); four cherished grandchildren, Dannah Novick, Grace Philhower, Caleb Novick, and Tanner Philhower; two loving sisters, Linda Gail (Frank) Perkins and Vonnie Winterrowd; the family of Bucklin Ranches; and a host of nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

A celebration of life is planned for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Globe, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Tunnel to Towers foundation.

As we say goodbye, please enjoy a few minutes with your friends and family and remember that your time with them is a gift and their time with you is a blessing.