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Randolph

Randolph Seal

d. May 22, 2024

Breckenridge Colorado

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                                                                             The Heavens are watching over Randolph.                                                                                              Randolph was welcomed by the Lord, fleets of angels, and many beloved family and friends awaiting in Heaven. 

Randolph was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is survived by his loving wife, Jill Seal. He is predeceased by parents Marvin and Marion (Seal) Ramsey, and brother Thomas Ramsey. He is survived by sister, Laurel, and brother-in-law Lee Greis. Randolph is also survived by his daughter, Andrea T. (Seal) Mayer, of Shelbina, MO., grandson Matthew M. Mayer and great grandson Finnley R. Mayer of Macomb, IL., granddaughter Shelby L. Gandara and husband Chris Gandara, of Good Hope, IL., relatives and friends.

Breckenridge

Randolph passed peacefully in the home he built 40 years ago, surrounded by treasured family and friends. Randolph loved the home he built with his cherished wife Jill in the breathtaking mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado. Randolph and Jill built their life together there, always side-by-side, surrounded by mountains, blue skies, full moons, snowcapped mountains, foxes, moose, and bunnies. He had a very special relationship with his beloved dog Tanner, and Tanner’s best-pup-friend, Dixie. During the early years of their marriage Randolph and Jill built a log cabin from scratch and even dug the foundation with a pick and shovel. For the past 50 years Randolph lived a life he loved in Breckenridge using his brilliance with design and carpentry to build a legacy of custom dream homes on Peak 7 in Breckenridge.

Air Force Career

Randolph proudly served in the United States Air Force for 5 years as an airplane mechanic at Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, Mississippi. His job as an airplane mechanic involved flying from base-to-base servicing the Air Force aircraft and transporting aircraft parts. He had the thrill of a lifetime when he was invited by the Boom Operator on a KC-135 flight to be in the boom pod during an inflight aerial refueling operation. He also shared an experience when he was on a reconnaissance mission flying over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

During his free time in the Air Force, he worked for a crop-dusting company where he built and repaired crop-dusting planes. The crop-dusting company offered Randolph flying lessons, where he gained experience flying crop dusting planes. Randolph acquired his Private Pilot’s License. He earned his Civilian Airplane Mechanic License before he was honorably discharged. Upon his discharge he secured a position as an airplane mechanic at Lunken Field Municipal Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio and eventually transferred to Stapleton International Airport, in Denver, Colorado. 

While he was working as an aircraft mechanic, he took college courses in Mechanical Drafting which were instrumental in his career, building nine homes in Breckenridge, and one home in Kentucky with his wife, sister and her family. Randolph was the General Contractor for the home he built for his long-time dear friends Les, Barbara and son Robb and wife, Lisa in the quaint mountain town of Westcliffe, Colorado. 

Travel

Randolph and his wife went on many trips throughout their marriage. On their 1st wedding anniversary, they took Jill’s parents on a month-long trip visiting the National Parks out West including the South and North rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Arches and even visited Las Vegas. Randolph and Jill slept in their camper shell on the back of their 1970 Ford 150 pick-up truck while her parents rented tiny motel rooms along the way. 

They traveled to Minnesota visiting Jill’s relatives on many occasions. On one Christmas trip they ran into a blizzard with temperatures of -40 degrees. It was so cold that the water pipes broke and flooded the motel room where they were staying, and their pick-up truck blew 3 starters. Randolph could only stay outside for a few minutes while replacing each starter. They had many laughs about this adventure. This was the last Christmas they traveled to Minnesota, henceforth they visited Minnesota in the summer season.

Randolph loved spending time with his daughter Andrea which brought him much happiness, especially when exploring the mountains, the Gold Mining history of Breckenridge, and panning for gold. He looked forward to spending time on his boat on Lake Powell, and the many adventures he shared with his wife, friends and family.

Throughout the years they enjoyed traveling in the southwest and trips to Las Vegas. Last year they traveled to Las Vegas, with his mobility issues Randolph rented an electric scooter and had lots of fun buzzing around the casinos. They were planning another trip to Las Vegas this fall. Randolph and Jill recently returned from a trip to Arches National Park to celebrate his 81st birthday, and their 43rd wedding anniversary. Randolph had a photo taken of them at Arches especially so that they could use it for their 2024 Christmas card.

Randolph will be missed, Rest in Peace.

A Celebration of Randolph’s Life will be held in Summit County, and Minnesota. Please refer to the Evergreen Memorial Park website .

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to your favorite organization in Randolph’s honor. 

 

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Friday, August 2, 2024

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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