Marian Randolph


Marian Randolph

Sept. 14, 1919 - Nov. 2, 2010

Marian Bernice Randolph, age 91 years, a long time resident of
Columbia County and Dayton, died Nov. 2, 2010, at the St. Mary Medical
Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the
Hubbard-Rogg Chapel with pastor Greg Brownell officiating. Burial will
be in the family plot in the Dayton City Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at 7 p.m. at the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel on Sunday for a visitation. Those who wish may contribute to the United Brethren Church Memorial Fund, Humane Society or charity of the donor's choice. For your convenience, donations may be sent to the Funeral Home at 111 S. 2nd St. Dayton, WA 99328.

Marian was born in Culbertson, Mont. (community of Mona) on Sept. 14, 1919. Her parents were Fred and Nettie Parsons Banks. She came to Columbia County with her parents at a young age and attended local rural schools on Eckler Mountain and then to Dayton High School with the class of 1938. She married Rodney Randolph on July 10, 1937, in a ceremony held in Dayton. They made their home on Eckler Mountain in their early years, moving to various places throughout Columbia County, mostly residing on the North Touchet. She was a waitress at Dorsey's Restaurant, worked for the Green Giant Cannery for many seasons, as well as working a short time at Booker Annex and Aurora Orchard.

She was a member of the United Brethren Church and enjoyed music. She could play several instruments including the guitar and piano. She also liked gardening, dancing, hunting, raising horses and Manx cats. She loved weeding her yard in her last few years at home.

She is survived by five daughters and three sons-in- law, Irene and Cecil Gagnon of John Day, Ore., Evelyn Randolph of Dayton, Gary Kitterman of Dayton, Marjorie Brown of Dayton, Darlene Mings of College Place, and Donna and Dick Surry of Walla Walla; onesister, Blanche Wells of Vancouver, Wash.; and one brother, Don Banks of Mica, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren as well as several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney; her parents; a grandson, Ricky Hilburn; two brothers, Joe and Merle Banks; and a sister, Pat Miller.


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