Susan Randall, 61

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Susan Randall

Susan Gene Randall, 61, died April 29, 2007 at her home in Mountain Home, surrounded by her family, after a battle with leukemia.

A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, May 9, at 1 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. A reception for family and friends will follow the service at the Randall residence, 460 N. 7th East St., in Mountain Home.

Susan was born April 20, 1946, in Tacoma, Wash., to Roy and Jymann Luppy. She graduated from high school in Tacoma and attended Olympic Junior College in Bremerton, Wash., graduating with an AA in Arts and Science. She then attended Central Washington State College in Ellensburg, Wash., graduating with a BA in Early Education.

Susan married Robert Randall on March 23, 1968, and together they traveled the world with his military career. They settled in Mountain Home in 1987.

Susan worked as a substitute teacher in the airbase schools and started working at the Child Development Center on the base in 1985. She worked as a caregiver, pre-school teacher, and as the Training and Curriculum Specialist from 1991 until her death.

She also served on the Child Care Connections Board in Boise and worked with the Albertson's Foundation to improve Early Childhood Education in Idaho.

Susan also worked as an examiner for the Council for Early Childhood Education in Washington, D.C., and as a mentor for Headstart in Elmore County.

"Susan will be remembered for her love of family, the ocean, the mountains and foremost, the proper education of children," her family said with pride. For her, it was "no shortcuts, no excuses -- the children will be taught correctly with no regard to your rank or position."

Susan is survived by: her husband of 39 years, Robert Randall; daughters Teresa and her husband, Brian French, and their children, all of Eagle, Michelle and her husband, Matt Sisco, and their children, all of Nampa; son Michael Randall and his children, all of Mountain Home, and her brother, Paul Luppy, of Summer, Wash.