1944 Randi 2014

Randi Gail O'Phelan

February 22, 1944 — October 17, 2014

Ilwaco resident Randi Gail (Schenk) O'Phelan, 70, passed peacefully in Portland on October 17, 2014. Born February 21, 1944 in Portland, she married John on November 29, 1963 and passed a mere 45 days short of their 51st anniversary. Randi was an extraordinary wife, mother, confidant, co-conspirator, cook, gardener, designer, quilter and animal breeder. Randi was a private pilot and A & P mechanic. Most importantly though was her role as mother to her two children whom she taught to be good, upstanding and thoughtful citizens. These qualities were passed to the next generation. Randi's family were part of the Peninsula for many years and upon her return here she became active in quilting with numerous artistic endeavors including projects for the Astoria train depot and most recently a quilt mirroring the floor of the Pacific County courthouse. Randi also raised and bred German Shepherd dogs, Appaloosa horses and French Alpine dairy goats. Gardening was focused on growing fruits and vegetables hydroponically and sharing with family, friends and the local food bank. Randi was a beautiful woman, a good Catholic, one who possessed an array of amazing talents. She now resides in Heaven with her Lord and will be greatly missed. Besides her husband John of the family home in Ilwaco, Randi is survived by children John Anthony (Debbie) O'Phelan and Shannon Tracy O'Phelan (Glen) Eisenbrey; granddaughter Zoe O'Phelan Eisenbrey; brothers Daniel Schenk, Michael (Jeannie) Schenk, Patrick (Vicki) Schenk and Christopher Schenk; first cousins Bill Anderson, Mary B. Anderson, Jim Anderson and Tim Anderson; nephews Dan (Lynn), Patrick, Chris, James (Sally), Ryan (Brandi), Nicholas, Nathan (Lisa) Schenk; nieces Heidi (Doug) Holstrom and Alisia (Chris) Hotchkiss; 17 grandnieces and grandnephews. On the O'Phelan side Randi leaves sisters-in-law Peggy (Steven) Schaubel, Kathy (Jim) Lidell, Colleen (Dan) Berens, Maureen (Mike) Schaller, and Vickie Basaraba; brothers-in-law Mike (Mary) and Patrick O'Phelan. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Seaview. A reception follows in the church hall. Memorials are requested to either St. Vincent DePaul Society or the Peninsula Quilt Guild in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, PO Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631. Her guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.

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