Jean Ran­dall

1927 - 2018

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - BAY AREA | LIFETRIBUTES -

Jean Ran­dall, who worked as a li­brar­ian at the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle in the early 1950s, and nearly 40 years as a process server in Marin County, died Oct. 25th at her home in No­vato, at age 91.

Ms. Ran­dall was born in Ft. Ri­ley, Kansas in 1927, the daugh­ter of Mar­garet Beatty and Rus­sell Ran­dall, and grew up on air bases in Ohio, Texas, and Panama. She moved to San Fran­cisco in 1949 and took a job at the Chron­i­cle. Her mar­riage to Charles F. Schultz, an ed­i­tor, ended in di­vorce.

Ms. Ran­dall moved to No­vato in 1978 and started her busi­ness, Jean Ran­dall Process Ser­vice, and spent decades track­ing down and de­liv­er­ing bad news to of­ten elu­sive in­di­vid­u­als.

Ms. Ran­dall’s pas­sions in­cluded her work, her art­work, atro­cious puns, quirky his­tor­i­cal facts, de­tec­tive fic­tion, find­ing ty­pos, Scrab­ble, and Molly, her cat.

Ms. Ran­dall is sur­vived by four chil­dren, Sta­cie Schultz of Gas­to­nia, N.C., Michael Schultz of Corte Madera, Ca., Ellen Schultz of New York, and Sara Schultz of Corte Madera; a brother, Dr. Rus­sell E. Ran­dall Jr., of Weems, Va., and four grand­chil­dren. Her daugh­ter, Car­rie Jean Baze­more, of Kelford, N.C., pre-de­ceased her.

A memo­rial will be held Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 at Hamil­ton Field His­tory Mu­seum in No­vato. Bring a bad pun.

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