- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 9, 1986
- Date of passing: Feb 4, 2007
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of Randy be with us forever. Remember to speak his name.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, SGT Randy J. Matheny, 20, who died Sunday, February 4, 2007, near Baghdad, Iraq. He was killed by a roadside bomb while serving his country.
Randy was born on June 9, 1986, in Oberlin, Kansas and lived in McCook, Nebraska his entire life. He graduated from McCook High School in 2004.
He joined the Nebraska National Guard March 28, 2005 and went to basic training in October, 2005 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His unit, the 1074th Transportation Company of Sidney, Nebraska, was called to serve at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq in October, 2006.
Randy loved all types of music, riding his motorcycle, and driving his Cadillac. His greatest joy was spending time with his friends and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Cecil Matheny and Joe Alexander.
Randy is survived by his parents: father, Gary Matheny and fiancee, Kay Chambers, of Oberlin, Kansas, mother, Jan Collins and husband, Duane Collins, of McCook; his fiancee, Courteney Gibson, of McCook; brother, Paul and wife, Christine Matheny, stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas; sisters: Karen Matheny, currently stationed at Camp Anaconda, Iraq, Laci and husband, Jason Ingels, of McCook, and Kori Collins and boyfriend, Zach Randolph, of Omaha; grandparents: Freida Matheny of Oberlin, Kansas, Myrna and Larry Lacina of Westminster, Colorado, Margot Alexander of Broomfield, Colorado, great-grandmother, Hazal Flaska of Oberlin, Kansas; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Randy is also survived by many lifelong friends that are too numerous to mention.
"Jan and family, always in our hearts. Praying for you."
"You will never be forgotten."
"Never forgotten, always in our heart"
"Rest in Peace. Thank you for your sacrifice."
"I remember all those weekends out at the lake the his family and mine we always had a blast when I see pictures of randy it always takes me back he will always be missed his smile his personality. It is always hard to say good bye but I know it's not good bye but I hope that one day I will get to see ya again. Rest In Peace Randy"
"Thank you Randy for your courageous bravery and sacrifice. I am so proud to be an American that we have such great heroes. Thank you for being such a great friend to my brother Brooks. You will always be remembered as a friend and hero! Thank you!! Can't wait to shake your hand, one of my hero, one day in heaven. :)"
"I remember when he was in elementary school. He was such a cutie. Way too young to die. Thank you for serving our country. Rest In Peace, Randy!"
"Always a Hero, never forgotten"
"Remembering Randy on his angelversary. He is our Hero and we will never forget him. You are in my prayers today and every day."
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