Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Randy Udall, RIP

Randy Udall died last week while on a backpacking trip in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.  His body has just been found after an extensive search.

Randy was a co-founder of ASPO-USA.  I certainly didn't know him well enough to attempt a proper obituary, but I will say that he was a regular reader of this blog, and frequently emailed me with thoughts or questions or interesting links.  I always felt it an honor that someone like him found my blog worth his time.  I had met him a number of times at ASPO meetings and he had impressed me as one of the finer human beings I have known.  He was very smart and knowledgeable about the world, but retained an almost childlike quality of enthusiasm for it.  He was funny, charming, and had a knack for finding unique ways to communicate his concern for this planet we share.

I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing, too soon, at the age of 61.

3 comments:

Nate H said...

re 'finer human beings'. I agree. A large loss.

Robert Wilson said...

One example of a Randy Udall presentation available on the internet. He was superb, both as a speaker and as a moderator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb6gopL9mYg

Greg T. Jeffers said...

Ditto.