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Kenneth Gordon Randall, 92, of Whittier, died Dec. 12, 2016. He was born Oct. 17, 1924 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Kenneth was preceded in death by 3 brothers: John T. Randall & Donald W. Randall of Ottumwa and Raymond L. Randall of Santa Fe Springs, CA; 3 sisters: Mabel Simmers of Ottumwa, Madeline Collins of Eldon, IA and Mary King of Valdosta, GA.
A WWII Navy Veteran, Kenneth served on a hospital ship, the U.S.S Mercy, in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946.
He married Roxanna McCartney, also of Ottumwa, Iowa, Christmas Eve in 1946. She preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 2011, after 64 years of marriage.
They have left 4 daughters: Runnae of Whittier, CA, Yvonne of Elbert, CO, Dianna of Kiowa, CO and Leilanni of Lakewood, CO. There are 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Kenneth moved his young family from Iowa to California in 1955. He was promoted and transferred by John Morrell & Co Meat Packing. He worked in this industry until he retired at the age of 68.
See also, a memorial at www.legacy.com.
Published on January 11, 2017
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