July 03, 2013

Tom Udall's Statement on the Passing of Randy Udall

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the death of his cousin, James "Randy" Udall:

"My family and I are moved by the overwhelming support and condolences for my cousin Randy Udall. He was an extraordinary person who touched so many lives with his spirit, his intelligence and his example. His death is a tremendous loss, and we will miss him more than I can express. There was no one like him.

"Randy and I were especially close. We shared a love of the mountains and a passion for the wonders of the West, particularly the Wind River Mountains where we hiked and fished together nearly every summer for three decades. He died doing what he loved, and that is a blessing."

James "Randy" Udall