Los Angeles Times


July 27, 1951 - July 12, 2022


Randy Bostic was born good.

She exuded love: for a great meal with friends; for Irish tunes; for Becherovka; for organizing her home; for her family; for her neighborho­od. She cherished most enduringly her late husband of 35 years, Gene, and her twin daughters, Darcy and Morgan.

Randy modeled a life centered on joy, travel, and meaningful work. She graduated from UCLA with a double major in Italian and English and later earned a Masters in Counseling from CSU LA. A career in education saw her first as an ESL teacher, then as an assistant principal, and finally as a counselor at West Valley Occupation­al Center. She revered her students’ courage to return to school and was honored to be a part of their process.

Randy spent her last 10 years fighting 3 rare and challengin­g cancers. She rarely displayed the pain she was feeling, focusing instead on healing the pains outside herself. She passed with grace after a year of treatment against aggressive bladder cancer.

She is survived by her daughters, sister, stepson, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many more friends and family who miss her tremendous­ly.

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