Mom, Judeth Ann Randall, was born in the shadow of the great Mount Hood along the mighty Columbia River in The Dalles, Ore., on a summer day, Aug. 7, 1944, the only girl born to William Richard and Alta Anderson.
Her early years of dealing with three unruly brothers prepared her for a life of dealing with three sons.
Raised in the character-refining fires of Oregon logging camps, Mom's family eventually came to put down roots in Grant County, Ore. She loved riding horses, reading, camping and boys.
Dad, Nate Randall, somehow managed to wrangle Mom and convince her to share life's journey and they were married in Winnemucca, Nev., on Jan. 4, 1964. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Oakland LDS Temple.
Mom enjoyed Relief Society, church and raising her three sons. She loved the farm in Hillsboro, Ore., where she raised Nathan, Neal and Josh alongside Nate. She grew more produce, picked more naturally-growing fruit, raised more beef and strained more whole milk than she could ever give away.
She taught her boys work and compassion, anonymously providing for others who will never know her generosity. Mom's lifelong spirit of giving continued up until her passing in Idaho Falls on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Frugality was Mom's trademark, perhaps as a result of growing up with nothing, she spent years clipping coupons and seeking out the best deal on everything. She loved embroidery and quilts. She made blankets, hats and booties for pre-mature newborns in Oregon and Idaho and loved everything pioneer and antique.
In 2002, Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she beat. In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer again, which she destroyed. In 2009, she was diagnosed with colon cancer, which she annihilated. Cancer finally gave up the fight and at her passing, she was cancer-free. Her war with that insidious invader left her weak of body but strong in spirit. Mom never lost the gift of gab, a kind word or a soft shoulder.
We love you, safe journey and we will meet again in the meadow at the end of the path.
Judeth Ann Anderson Randall is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Nate; her sons, Nathan, Neal and Josh; her five grandchildren, all Randalls, Juliana, Spencer, Haylee, Conner and Macie; and her brothers Norman, Dwayne and Steve.
Funeral services will be at noon today, April 27, at the Idaho Falls LDS Coltman First Ward, 12448 N. Fifth East. The family will start receiving family, friends and well-wishers from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Mom's remains will be returned to Oregon per her wishes.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.