Charles Randall Banner, known as Randy to all who knew him, passed from this earthly plane on September 30, 2023, in Longmont Colorado. He was born in Longmont in May 1959 and returned to his hometown for good in 1996 after spending some adventurous years in California. He graduated from Longmont HS in 1977.
Randy loved nature, with a great affinity for the mountains and the ocean, and for spending time with his family outside, whether in the backyard or hiking and camping. He spent his working years having his own remodeling company, working as a small plane aviation mechanic, and helping customers with computer application solutions. His love for the Denver Broncos held up even through all their mishaps through the seasons. He assisted family and friends with mechanical, construction, automotive, and computer issues and always knew what to do in an emergency. His know-how made his family feel safe.
Randy fought a cancer diagnosis for more than a year and a half, he fought it with perseverance, grace and grit. He almost never complained through the difficult times and didn’t want his family to see his pain. All the medical staff he encountered came to appreciate his good nature and his concern for their own wellbeing; through thick and thin he always answered that he was doing good in spite of his difficulties.
Randy is survived by his children, Alex Banner and his son, Charlie Banner, of Longmont CO; Daniel Banner, and his wife Carly, and their daughter Wesley Ray of Wellington CO; and daughter, Miranda Banner, of Longmont CO. Although Randy and his wife, Cecilia Banner, were separated, they remained good friends for the almost 43 years they shared a life. He is survived by his brothers, Rick (Meredith) of Timnath CO, and Tim of Longmont; and his uncle, Denny (Kristi) Bashor of Firestone, many Bashor cousins, and cousin Lee Heathershaw of WA. He is predeceased by mom Coral, and dad, Lowell; aunt Kay Banner, uncle & aunt Ron & Evelyn Bashor, and cousins Travis Bashor & Leslie Heathershaw.
You will be forever in our hearts Randy.