Randa Jo "Randie" (Chinn) Myers
Born September 20, 1947 in El Paso, Texas; died September 12, 2020, at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.
Randie was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Leon "Tod" Myers and her parents, Lewis Edward and Mary Louise (Payton)
As the only child of an Air Force Master Sargent, and as a result of being an Air Force Brat, her family moved about the country frequently while she was growing up. She lived in many states but California was her home. She raised her two sons, Flynn Lewis and David Tod Myers by herself after she was widowed in 1977. She had help from her parents and all of Tod's extensive family. They lived in Diamond Springs for many years in the house that she and Tod had built in 1973. Many family gatherings were held there over the years and lots of wonderful memories made there.
She worked as Church Secretary at the El Dorado Community Church for several years, and was an active member on many committees. She made many wonderful friends there and also at Blue Shield, where she worked until her retirement.
Mom's great passion was puzzles. She loved jigsaw puzzles, anagrams and all things trivia. She especially loved genealogy and could frequently be found at her desk, “digging up dead relatives,” as she put it. She worked for many years at it and got her line traced way back to one ancestor that came to the New World on The James in the 1640s. She always wanted to go to England and take the line back even further. Unfortunately that didn't happen, but she did take her children to Israel in 1978 for a couple of weeks. What an incredible experience we had in the Holy Land!
As a child, she had Polio, and as she grew older she started experiencing medical problems. The last few months were tough and the last few days of her life were very hard. The doctors did their best, but there were just too many things going wrong at the same time. At 6:42 am on a Saturday, she slipped these earthly bonds and was free at last from the agony that she had been in. Her family is crushed by her death, but they take solace in knowing that she is in a much better place, reunited with Tod, her parents, in-laws, relatives and friends who went before; all wonderful people whom she loved very much.
She didn't want a service or a bunch of fussing about over her after she had died. She had a dignified cremation by El Dorado Funeral & Cremation Services, and her ashes will be mixed with Tod's and scattered at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or anything like that, the family wishes that you would give to Snowline Hospice (her favorite thrift store) or the charity of your choice, if you so desire.
She loved frogs and tulips and would probably appreciate if you were to think of her when you see one.
We love you Mom and miss you very much, but we know that we'll meet again, up yonder someday.
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