Randy Neal Maag
Randy Neal Maag
  • September 11, 1947 - July 25, 2017
  • Porter, Texas

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Randy Maag was born September 11, 1947 in American Falls, Idaho to Neal And Betty Maag, the first of 5 children, and passed away on July 25, 2017 just shy of his 70th birthday, in Kingwood, Texas. He was blessed to have his wife, Alene, and three children, extended family and several Alaska friends visit with him a few days before his death.
Randy spent his youth in the communities of American Falls, Neely, Pocatello, and Salmon, Idaho. He graduated from Pocatello High school in 1965 and went on to attend college at the University of Idaho in Moscow and graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1970, receiving his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.
Randy developed the missile guidance system for the US Navy in Oxnard, California, and worked various power generation jobs throughout the Northwest. In 1983, Randy and his small family of four, relocated to North Pole, Alaska where he went to work for MAPCO oil refinery. His daughter, Chantil and son, Dallas completed their school years in North Pole.
After his divorce from his first wife, Randy met and married Alene Woods shortly after he had gone to work for Petro Star Corporation and, in 1994, they married and relocated to Valdez, Alaska, where he oversaw the design, construction and management of their oil refinery operation. While in Valdez their son, Mylan was born on June 2, 2000. Randy continued to work for the Valdez refinery after he was diagnosed in 2013 with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer. He began treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX which necessitated their relocation to Kingwood, TX in July 2015.
After 4 courageous years of treatment, Randy entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 25, 2017, surrounded by his wife and two sons at his home. His entire family is so grateful that God granted 4 wonderful years from his diagnosis for us to share our love and memories together.
Randy is survived by his wife Alene and their son Mylan of Kingwood, TX; daughter Chantil (Chris) of Steamboat Springs, CO.; son Dallas of Nampa, ID; parents Neal and Betty Maag of Middleton, ID; and brothers, Terry (Betsy); Curby (Kim); and Darcy (Joan) all of Idaho; as well as many in-laws and nieces and nephews.
The family requests your presence to celebrate Randy's life at the Valdez Civic Center on August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Randy's honor to the charity of your choice or to the Valdez Fly-In and Airshow. A potluck meal will be shared following the service.