Lorraine Randolph

Obituary of Lorraine Randolph

Lorraine Randolph, 98, passed away October 13, 2023, at her home in Sutter Creek, California.  She was born to Casper and Viola (Welch) Saterlie in Butte, Montana on February 27, 1925.  While still young, her parents moved back to Rugby, North Dakota, where they had family.  When Lorraine was 8 years old, her brother, Robert Saterlie was born.  Shortly thereafter, Viola passed away leaving the two young children in the care of their father and Grandmother Welch.  Sometime later, Casper met and married Olava Aafedt.  The family moved to Southern California when Lorraine was 16 and four years later a sister, Sherry, was born.

            When Lorraine was 21, she met handsome young Art Randolph.  They were soon married and in 1948 their first son, Ricky arrived, followed by Bobby in 1950, and Nancy in 1952.  Art was transferred to Owens Illinois in Ione in 1955 and the family bought a home in Sutter Creek.  Lorraine encouraged, and followed, her children’s sports activities and was an active member of the Sutter Creek PTA.  Later, she also enjoyed attending the games of her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all of their sport activities.

She was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer and some years later, also a charter member of Immanual Lutheran Church in Jackson.  She was a steadfast Lutheran all her life.

            Lorraine was an avid sports fan and loved playing cards.  She met with a group of friends monthly and joined a pinocle club at the Senior Center. She grew up playing cribbage and it remained an important family pastime.  Anyone with a quarter would be challenged to a game.

            After Art’s retirement, they traveled all over the United States in their truck and 5th wheel.  In 1983 they settled in Coolidge, Az and in 1993, after Art’s death, Lorraine moved back to Sutter Creek.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Nancy Champlin (Rick) of Sutter Creek.

grandchildren, Michelle Olivarria (Michael) of Jackson, Sara Holmes of Sutter Creek, and Ricky Randolph of Sutter Creek; great grandchildren, Isabella & Zach Olivarria, and Austin & Morgan Holmes; and great great grandson, Wyatt Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; sons, Ricky and Bobby; brother, Bob Saterlie, and sister, Sherry Beasley.

            At her request, there will be no funeral.  Interment will be private.  Donations in her memory can go to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, 1500 S. Hwy 49, Jackson, CA  95642.

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