Obituary: Evans, Randi A.
Randi A. Evans graced this planet for nearly 80 years with her love, her strong Norwegian will, and her quiet, unassuming pres-ence. She left us too soon, on May 22nd, 2012 following a disabling stroke earlier in the month.
Born in NYC and raised in Seattle, Randi graduated from Lincoln High School before going back to New York to pursue her nursing education. She subsequently returned to Seattle where she met her beloved Roger Evans while working at the VA hospital.
Marriage and four children quickly followed, and Randi’s life became full with family and home obligations. An encourager and nurturer, she was a good listener who set the example for how to be a good citizen, neighbor, friend and parent. Randi was reliable with an alternative viewpoint, unusual advice; wisdom that held things in a proper perspective. She lived the Golden Rule. She volunteered with the Seattle Repertory Organization and Providence Hospice. After moving to Idaho, she regularly supported several local charitable organizations (see below). Randi was an excellent cook, she was well read, played a wicked game of cards and dominoes, and had a ready smile for everyone.
Preceded in death by Roger, Randi is survived by her children: Jody (David) Smith, Tim (Mary) Evans, Peter (Melissa) Evans, and Nancy (Dennis) Strickland; grandchildren: Spencer, Hannah, Jocelyn, Perry, Beatrix, and Jack; by her sister, Ruth O. (Robert) Lawson; and by extended family far and wide. Randi’s kind, thoughtful and generous spirit will be missed by all, including the wonderful friends and neighbors of the Sandpoint, Idaho community where Randi and Roger spent the last 20 years.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial celebration on Sunday, July 8th at the Stillwater Ranch in Sagle, Idaho; 12:30 PM. stillwatershires.com
Remembrances may be made to Angels Over Sandpoint, the Gardenia Center, Panhandle Special Needs, Inc., or Bonner Community Hospice; all of Sandpoint, Idaho.