Susan Randall passed away March 26th, 2020, following a brief illness. Sue was born April 13, 1943, in San Bernardino. She leaves behind three children, Melinda Brown, Stacy Rankin and Eric Williams. She also leaves three grandchildren (Jade Luddy, Janice Brown, Boo Antoni) and four great-grandchildren (Ambrie Lawrence, Ashlynn Lawrence, Devon Lawrence, Destry Lawrence.)
Sue spent much of her early years in Connecticut before moving her family to Arizona. After her children were grown, she relocated to San Bernardino County, then to Nipomo. In 2011 she and her daughter Stacy moved to Oakhurst.
Sue always had an eye for the unusual. She could see value in things others would not see. She had very unique and eclectic collections that she treasured. Above all, she loved animals. She particularly loved dogs and horses. Before moving to Arizona she was actively showing dogs. Later she became involved in rescue, and worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind. She also worked in wildlife rehabilitation. After moving to Oakhurst she became involved with the Eastern Madera County SPCA, starting as a dog foster and later becoming a board member.
From the beginning, she wanted the SPCA to open a thrift shop. The SPCA board of directors was reluctant to take that step, so she found a location where she once had a small shop (Stuff and Nonsense at Southgate Station), rented a space and started the Eastern Madera County SPCA Thrift Shop. After a year, it became clear that the location was far too small so the store was relocated to Yosemite Plaza by Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst. Thanks to Sue’s foresight, the thrift shop has become a great source of income for the SPCA.
Sue always had a smile and a carefree attitude. She always took time to chat with her customers and was always available to come to the rescue of a needy animal. She is sorely missed by all who knew her.
There are many unexpected expenses for Stacy to deal with at this difficult time. One of her friends started a GoFundMe account. Any donations would help Stacy pay medical and cremation bills as well as other unexpected expenses.