Known to many as “The Friendly Giant”, Rodolfo “Rudy” Escatel was born in Ashland, Oregon on November 28th 1951. He was welcomed into heaven’s gates on the evening of Dec. 5, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Escatel; his sons, Eric Trygstad, Lane Arnett, and Harol Arnett; daughters, Andria Arrietta, Michelle Mossman, Renee Reed, Rachelle Escatel, Hollie Parrish and Feather Parrish; his 5 sisters, 14 grandkids; and many close friends.
In his early years he moved to Chiloquin, Ore., where he and his wife made a home and raised all their children. Rudy was very active in the community and was always ready to give a helping hand, and always putting others above himself. His motto was “It’s better to give than to receive”. His smile shined bright and heart was set on sharing the love of Christ to all he met. Rudy had a passion for music and sharing the unconditional love and grace of his precious Lord and Savior. He was an Elder at his church Williamson River Christian Fellowship and also the Head Worship Leader. He made friends with everyone and anyone and will deeply be missed by many.
A memorial service is set for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Chiloquin, Oregon, at The Chiloquin Big Gym at 2 p.m. All friends and family are welcome to come celebrate his life.