Rand Stephen Farmer - age: 72
(May 27, 1949 to June 04, 2021
Randy was born May 27, 1949 in Chico, CA to Ben and Patricia Farmer. He died peacefully and without pain at the Ukiah Adventist Hospital on June 4, 2021 due to heart complications and other health issues. He had a caring and talented medical team and family friends right by his side during his last days.
Randy was in daily contact with family friends and community members throughout Mendocino County who took amazing care of him and who he cared deeply for. According to a close friend Javier Rau He was one of the most mysterious and intellectual people I have ever met. He could spark a conversation with anyone, always willing to help a friend out... From fishing tales on the Navarro in the 80s, to jade hunting in the wild Eel River for 40 years to smoking salmon for his friends, this man, with a wealth of knowledge was a clearly the last of his kind. Never one without a story or two of epic tales, he loved and appreciated his community, friends, rivers, ocean and the mountains far more than most.
Randy is survived by his younger sister Lisa Dacalio and her husband who live in HI and his daughter Celeste Farmer and her husband who live in WA. Lisa and Celeste spoke with Randy on the phone and visited regularly and his family agree with his friends: his life was a mystery full of adventures and stories that only he could tell. According to his sister He was an avid fisherman and duck hunter
He played baseball and football in high school and was often out about town instead of home
together we would collect the weekly Fillmore posters and he loved the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones
Randy made lots of friends and carved his own path. Celeste appreciated her fathers commitment to supporting her success with sports and she knew that he deeply cared for her and her mother Sally Robb who passed away in 2018. Randy prioritized his friends and social life throughout the years and his friends were like family to him. We know that Randy cared more deeply for his friends, community, and family than he had the words to express, and they felt the same about him. Although he asked for no funeral, feel free to raise a glass and tell a story about him or go on a trip to the river or ocean to honor him. He will be missed!