Randy Lee McQueen, 62, longtime resident of Hawthorne, died on Sept. 22 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1952 in Gooding, Idaho to Robert and Gladys McQueen. Randy and his family moved from Idaho to Hawthorne in 1956. Randy joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 and while stationed in Alabama, he met Sybil, who would become his wife in 1971. After their discharge from the Army, Randy and Sybil moved back to Hawthorne to start a family and their life together.
Randy enjoyed shooting and anything to do with motorized vehicles and speed, he especially loved exploring the desert on a motorcycle or a dune buggy, scaring his passengers was just a bonus. Randy was a lifetime member of the Modesto Ridge Runners. He also liked finding and tinkering with broken things to make them work again. But one of his favorite things to do was to take road trips with his family. They made several cross-country auto trips, as well a,s family trips all over the west.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Robert McQueen in 1966 and his brother, Scotty McQueen in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Sybil McQueen of Hawthorne; daughter Rebecca McQueen of Reno; mother and step-father: Gladys and John Sorhouet of Fernley; brothers: Robert “Rusty” McQueen of Elko, Steven McQueen of Sparks, and Craig Sorhouet of Boise, Idaho, and his sister: Julie Meecham of Reno.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cremation is under the direction of Gunter’s Funeral Home.