Saturday, February 21, 2015

Randall "Randy" Nile Ivey, BHS 1970

RANDALL "RANDY" NILE IVEY December 16, 1951 - July 26, 2014 Randy passed away Saturday morning, July 26,2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the rehab facility in North Hills (formerly Sepulveda), where he had been transferred to about five days earlier after five weeks in the hospital since Father's Day, June 15. Randy was born December 16, 1951 in Glendale at Glendale Adventist Hospital, then known as Glendale Sanitarium. He was the middle of three children in the family, just less than a year younger than his sister, Debbie (who later became Debi Dyer), and two years older than his brother, Mike. The family moved to Burbank when Randy was in 4th grade, and he attended 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Washington Elementary in Burbank, then John Muir and Burbank High. His passing came less than four days after Carole passed away on July 22, and two weeks and a day before their
40th anniversary on August 10. He and Carole were both 62. ------------------------------------------ Randy is survived by his family who loved him very much, daughter Megan; son Travis; daughter-in-law Christine "Tina"; granddaughter Makenna; grandson Gavin; brother Mike Ivey, his wife D'aun, and their family; brother-in-law Jim Dyer and his family; and brother-in-law Roger Starkey, his wife Teresa, and their family. Randy's mother passed away in 1997, his father in 2011, and his sister Debi in 2009. -------------- Saturday morning Randy told his nurse that he was hungry. Later after he had had breakfast the nurse went to his room to check on him, and found that Randy had passed away during the few minutes since she last saw him. After his family was notified of his passing they gathered at his room, along with some of Randy and Carole's closest friends, to all say good-bye to Randy. A couple of days earlier Randy's kids told him about Carole's passing earlier in the week, but they don't think he remembered afterwards that Carole was gone. Randy and Carole became a couple in 9th grade in 1967, and now left as a couple only four days apart 47 years later. ----------------- Travis and Megan have not decided when and where a memorial gathering will be held for their parents. They are planning to take Randy and Carole's cremated remains to Hawaii to scatter them there. Travis told me he will let me know whenever something is planned so I can pass it along to you. ---------------------------
I met Randy in our first class the first day of 7th grade at John Muir, actually the first two periods, English and Social Studies. I had been used to always being the tallest and biggest in class, as many of you may remember. Then I arrived at John Muir and in my first class met this "man", Randy!! In another six weeks or so that will be fifty years ago. About five years ago Randy and Carole and I reconnected in a closer friendship. Two and a half years ago during the time I was recovering after surgery from a badly broken ankle and was in a leg cast, in a wheelchair, and couldn't drive, all for seven weeks, Randy and Carole became my primary drivers for my medical appointments, plus took me out for dinner every week. Since that time up to a few months ago we would meet regularly for dinner here in the Santa Clarita Valley where they've lived for 27 years and I've lived for 24 years now. I thought so highly of both of them, and came to love them for their kindness, generosity, and friendship. I'll miss them both very much, but of course nothing compared to the void and huge sorrow their family is enduring right now.---- From Alan Landros, BHS 1970

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