Randy Meadows, 60, of Fort Collins, Colorado but formerly of Moline, Illinois entered into the presence of his savior, Jesus Christ on August 1st, 2019. His earthly journey quietly and peacefully came to an end during his sleep. Randy was born on March 16th, 1959 to his parents Cleo and Shirley Meadows. He attended his hometown high school in East Moline, IL and then went on to serve in the US Air Force.
After leaving the service, he moved back to Illinois and then met his future spouse and companion Mary of 28 years. They were married and in 2015 moved to Colorado to be near his beloved daughters and grandchildren.
Randy was a man of many passions. He enjoyed carpentry and was thankful for its many rewards during his career. He was an avid crossword enthusiast, reader, devoted to his Bears,and quite the jeopardy fan! He appreciated all of God's creation. He loved his time spent outdoors, it was a time of peace and making memories with Mary, a cherished time spent with the family and his steadfast companion, Sydney, his golden retriever. He loved music of every genre. The bible gave Randy a source of an ever evolving, deeper commitment to his faith. He brought glory to our Lord by leading a simple life, by hard work, by sincere earnest prayer as a gentle Godly man, by helping raise our family in pure unselfish devotion, by always quietly helping so many, by putting others first, for expressing the most heartfelt gratitude for his life, for being able to recognize the suffering in others and walk along their side, by quietly and unselfishly caring for our parents in our home as their time on earth was coming to an end.
He was surrounded each day with a gentle and humble dignity and so courageously accepted all the days of this so very tender season in his life. Without hesitation he was a gentle and loving husband to Mary in the most kindly and caring ways and was a precious blessing to his grandchildren with a heart that had grown even more, as they became a part of his life.
The family wants to thank all the dedicated people that God placed on his journey toward a lung transplant, our kind friends Joe and Kim Roach, Connie Dodson, his dear Dr. Depriest, his caring respiratory therapist Sue and the amazing rehab team, our oxygen team, the most caring staff at Poudre Valley Hospital, Coulter of VOA, and so many along this unexpected and difficult journey.
Randy was so deeply touched and so very thankful for the devotion and generous outpouring of love during this journey over the past fifteen months. Through prayers and sharing of encouragement, with the most generous gifts of hope he was able to face unimaginable obstacles and the ever present devastation of this disease. You all lifted this most decent and honorable man's spirit that we will now share in his memory... hopefully touching others lives through that love that filled his heart!
Randy is survived by his wife Mary Meadows, his daughter Seeley Brunstrom and grandson Jackson, daughter Sarah Brunstrom Graves (Jordan) and grandson Zephyr and granddaughter, Scout. Brother-in-law Tim Mortell and Natalie. His brothers Bruce, Larry, Don and John and his sisters Kathi and Sharon and families. Remembering with fond affection his nieces and nephews and cousins! He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN US IN HIS CELEBRATION OF LIFE on AUGUST 29TH, 2019 held at our hometown church Community Christian Fellowship, downtown Moline, Illinois.
Beginning at 5:30pm, a buffet will be served throughout the gathering and his passion for music will be shared by dear friends. We would like to especially invite you to share in a SPECIAL TIME of TRIBUTE beginning at 6:00pm and then followed by more time of sweet fellowship. We are forever grateful for the honor you bestowed on this gentle, precious man!
MILITARY HONORS will be conducted at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, on Friday, August 30th at 10:00am, the family invites anyone to join them during this time.