Randy L. Heidel, CPA
We lost a smart trustworthy accountant on Christmas night 2021. Tempa Lou gave birth to Randy Lee Heidel in Gooding on 12/9/50, Daniel was the proud papa. Randy attended grade and Jr. High in Boise but graduated from Nampa High. He earned a BBA from BSU in 73 then passed the Certified Public Accountants exam, licensed with Idaho and became a member of the Idaho Society and American Institute of CPAs.
Randy was the 2nd string QB for Nampa High and lettered in tennis while studying accounting at BSU, which considering the rigors of the accounting curriculum, these are amazing accomplishments.
After BSU, he worked for a local CPA firm then in July of 74, Randy joined Morrison Knudsen as a traveling auditor. Working his way up the financial organization, he became expert in most aspects of accounting for construction and engineering, whether private or governmental clients, not to mention division and home office accounting. He had a superb memory, dry sense of humor and was a devoted reader of nonfiction. He worked in Boise, Cleveland, San Francisco, Aiken, SC and Oakridge, TN. At the end of his career with MK he was actually re-writing the accounting manual. In 2009 he joined Jitasa (Easy Office) and provided accounting and tax services to non-profits.
After college Randy married Lynn Elliott, it was short-lived, they divorced and he volunteered to be the auditor for the Cleveland office. After a year in Ohio, Randy began courting Patricia Hay, they were married in a simple ceremony and Randy legally adopted Pat’s daughter Wendy. They were very happy for many years but Pat passed away in 2001, later that same year Randy underwent his first surgery for cancer. Kathy Freeland Rhodes, a good-looking accountant 10 years his junior caught Randy’s eye and in Feb 2003 they were married.
Randy, his well-trained Brittanies and Isuzu Trooper were avid bird hunters. They were not always successful but eventually he prepared a delicious pheasant. Randy and Kathy enjoyed walking their dogs and hiking in the mountains. The happy couple traveled to Quebec, Ireland, and Spain. Kathy stopped working when Randy became ill and tenderly became his caregiver.
The Heidels were a bunch of shutter bugs, Randy was rarely without a camera, he was always taking pictures and Idaho Camera was his favorite store. He attended church, was a nonsmoker, light drinker, careful driver and always had great hair.
Randy fought a long courageous battle against cancer. He is preceded in death by his father Daniel, brother Bill and 2nd wife Patricia.
His mother Tempa Lou, wife Kathy, brother Dennis, daughter Wendy Curioca, and step son Ronnie (Kaylia) Rhodes, his grandchildren – Jeremy Davis, Seth Davis, Lily Curioca, Elizabeth Curioca and Jacqy Gonzalez survive Randy, as well as 4 great-grandchildren, Beckham LeMay, Carson Winters, Zoey McGaskey and Isabelle Gonzalez, and 2 nieces, Trista and Jennifer.
Services will be held at Bowman’s Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City, on Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., then he will be interned at Dry Creek Cemetery.
To watch the funeral service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/665816111
To watch Randy’s memorial tribute video, please visit: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/296NPT6WSMMJZZQX
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.