Mary Katherine Randolph
Nov. 6, 1930-Nov. 4, 2020
Palo Alto, California
Submitted by Nancy Brandon
Mary was born in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from Santa Barbara High in 1948 and from the University of Oregon in 1952. She met her future husband, Tom Randolph, in 9th grade. They began dating during their college years - Tom attended Stanford. Mary and Tom were married two weeks after college graduation.
As were many women in the 1950’s, Mary was a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed raising her three children and participating in the many school related volunteer activities. As the children grew older, she found time to enjoy reading, golf and duplicate bridge. After living many years in Sharon Heights, Mary and Tom moved in 2012 to the Vi, a retirement community in Palo Alto.
Mary leaves her husband Tom, daughter Nancy Brandon (John) of Atherton and son Tom of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathryn Cook (George) in 2005. Her seven grandchildren are Kristin Brandon Blaugrund (Kevin), James Brandon (Emily), Steven Cook, Jennifer Brandon, Melissa Cook Leonsis (Zach), Tom Randolph III and Jason Randolph. She leaves four great-grandchildren: Jack Brandon, Abby Marie Blaugrund, Katherine Brandon and Ellie Blaugrund. Mary also leaves sister Patricia Rinaker of La Jolla, brother Charles Preuss (Barbara) of Atherton and sister Pamela Ellsworth (Doug) of Los Altos.