April 19, 1933 - October 27, 2018
Grace Revier Randolph, 85, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Lunn’s Colonial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-7 Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.
Grace is predeceased by her parents, Rance and Pearl Olivia Revier and her siblings, J.B. Revier and Lorene Jeter. She is survived by her sons, Richard Randolph and Randy Randolph and four grandchildren, Sara Randolph Barnard, Mollie Randolph Casazza, Patrick Randolph and Loren Randolph Thomas. She also is survived by 6 great-grandchildren, Olive and Penley Barnard, Tyler, Carlee and Ryder Casazza, Rhett and Rhys Randolph and Logan Thomas.
Grace was born April 19, 1933, on an oil lease operated by her father just west of Iowa Park. She was the “Late Child” of Olivia and Davis Revier. Her brother, JB Revier was 22 and her sister was 35 years old when she was born.
She met Leonard Randolph and they were married in Dallas, Texas on May 20, 1951, when she was 18 years old and a year later their first son was born. Two years later their second son was born and they lived together on Cunningham Street in Faith Village behind St. Mark’s Methodist Church where they were charter and founding members she remained active until the day she left us. The weekend before Grace passed, Randy and Richard and their spouses joined her and Leonard for Sunday service at St. Mark’s. Grace was born into a devout Methodist family, so much so that her grandfather built a church in Hill County, Texas and donated it to the Methodist Church.
Grace was called on to do more than raise her boys and committed herself to pursuing a teaching career. She had attended Midwestern as a 16 year old before meeting and marrying Leonard and quit school to start a family.
In 1961, Grace took a part time position with Mary Immaculate Academy using an “emergency” teaching certificate. She re-enrolled in Midwestern and balanced going to school at night, teaching during the day and raising a family and earned an undergraduate degree in 1964 and a master’s in 1975.
Grace took a position with the WFISD in 1964 as a physical education teacher and coach and retired in 1994. She served as the senior class sponsor for many years while she coached basketball, volleyball and track & field. After retirement Leonard and Grace traveled abroad and across the U.S. and Canada and after buying an RV joined the Good Sam Club. They enjoyed many trips with their fellow Good Sam members in their RV’s. They have been active with the Good Sam’s organization and AARP. Grace is a member of DAR and the United Methodist Women.
In lieu of flowers it was her wish to have donations made to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 4319 McNiel Avenue, Wichita Falls, TX 7630