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Randi Richardson



Celebration of Life

Friday, March 29 at 6:30 PM

Thousand Oaks Country Club

Randi Richardson, a truly renaissance woman passed on to new challenges on March 13 at home in Lowell with her husband and Faith Hospice staff at her side.  Randi Richardson (nee Rebecca Lane Walker) born to Glenn and Juanita Walker on July 29, 1950 began her journey in Madison, West Virginia at Glover’s Clinic. Randi grew up in Garden City, Michigan and attended Schoolcraft College and the University of Michigan. Like many, she began her career in retailing ably serviced by her electric personality.  She found success at Montgomery Wards and JC Penney, but she found her true calling in the world of broadcasting in radio and television.  Beginning in local television in South Lyon she quickly graduated to more exciting markets in Howell, Ann Arbor, Alpena, Flint, Mt. Pleasant, and Detroit. Randi worked in a number of stations in both radio and TV. Along her journey Randi found time to participate in community theater both as a performer and director.  Her involvement help launch the fledgling Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) in Michigan, which necessitated her testifying before a Congressional committee.  Randi’s creative talents were demonstrated by her work in photography, quilt making, and nationally recognized doll house creations.  More recently she worked with her special friend Martha Hayden, on a stand up comedy routine. Just weeks ago, her last adventure included attending the NASA Space Camp with Martha, where she received ‘the Right Stuff’ award. Randi also enjoyed the waters that dominate Michigan’s terrain.  She loved an afternoon sailing her Catalina or basking in the sun on the sandbar on Torch Lake. Above all else Randi was perhaps most proud of her four grand daughters…Alexis, Kaylee, Arianna, and Keira.  Their smiling faces brought great joy.  Randi is survived by her husband Roger, who she married in 1970.  She will be missed by her brother Randy, sisters-in-law Linda, Shirley, Karen, her mother Juanita, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Darcy and Chuck Foster and nieces, Devon and Kendal. A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 29 at Thousand Oaks Country Club in Grand Rapids, commencing at 6:30 PM.

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2 Responses

  1. My sincere condolences to Randi’s family and her many friends. May the love you shared and the memories made bring you comfort in the days ahead, Randi now walks in the garden of everlasting beauty and peace.

  2. Sincere condolences to Roger and family. Randi was indeed “one of a kind!”

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