Anyone who ever shook his hand knew his name as
Randy. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather,
son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Randy was born July 29, 1957 in Lubbock, Texas to
Herschel Alonso Utter and Marguerite Gava Utter. He
was the youngest of three siblings, brother to Ron and
Tonia “Toni” Utter. The Utter family lived in Texas until
Randy was about six years old. At that time, they moved
to Denver, Colorado, where his love and obsession
for the Broncos was undoubtedly born. Bronco games
were very loud, with all of us yelling at the TV because
of some ridiculous call that made out on the field. At
he age of 15, Randy and his family moved to Antioch
from Colorado. At that time, Randy was attending Park
Junior High where he played freshman basketball; he
continued to play at Antioch High School. Randy, in his
beloved Chuck Taylor’s and his shake and bake moves,
earned him all-league honors and his name up on the
gymnasium wall, where it stayed until just a few short
About the time Randy turned 20, he started his career
with Lucky’s getting into a management role, where he
continued to work for 40 years. In his early 20’s, he also
got married and became a family man with the birth of
his son, Josh, and daughter, Tiffany. There were lots of
time spent camping, boating, Bar-B-Qing, golfing and
hanging out at the ballpark. He was a devoted Giants fan
and he loathed the Dodgers.
During the early family years, Randy met the love of
his life, Dorislee. She has been an amazing addition to
the family. They spent many wonderful years together,
travelling and developing a love for riding motorcycles.
Riding brought them an amazing group of friends, who
became part of the extended family. A group of them
enjoyed trips to Lake Havasu every April. Their dogs, of
course, were always close by and part of the family.
Randy was such a proud and devoted grandfather.
He attended dances with his granddaughter, Rosie,
and tried to make as many wrestling matches of his
grandson, Christian. His social media was plastered
with pictures of Christian and Rosie. He is a great
example of how to be a grandparent.
Randy and Dorislee treated everyone as family and
their doors are always open to all. Randy was the
ultimate family man, who will be admired and be
continued to love. The Utter Legacy will live on forever.
Rest in peace our friend.