It is with the deepest of sorrows that we announce the death of Ervan Randolph, a beloved husband, father, grandfather Poppie, great grandfather and Uncle, who at the age of 86 passed away in Surprise, Arizona on February 25, 2022. He was born to Charles and Almeda Randolph on April 23, 1935 at his grandparents Drye's Ranch in Canyon Diablo north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
He graduated from Wickenburg High School, joining the U.S. Air Force in 1957 and was honorably discharged on April 7, 1961.
He enjoyed 65 years of marriage with the love of his life, Ersie Macias Randolph, while raising their family and working 33 years for the Santa Fe Railroad as a traffic controller. His career took him to many locations around Arizona and out of state. Ervan retired in 1987 where he enjoyed traveling, hobbies such as carving beautiful Kachinas, music, grandchildren and great grandchildren activities and visiting with friends & family.
He is survived by daughter Carol Marie Rubert (Rusty), sons John Ervan Randolph and Edwin Manuel Randolph. Grandchildren Andrew Buckholz, Marc Buckholz, Tanner and Christian Rubert, Courtney Brown, Collin & Celeste Randolph, daughter-in-law Marta Patterson, sister-in-law Nadine Champlin along with Nieces and Nephews: Cheryl Snyder, Roberta Maben, Veronica Delahaut, Patricia Layton, Cynthia McCanley, Julia Brooks, Debbie Griffiths, Mike, Frank & Alex Macias, and Christine Pierce.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Manuel & Concepcion Macias, Sister Otha Maben, brother-in-law's Manuel Macias and Bruce Champlin, niece Joyce Maben Ramos, nephews David Champlin and Jimmy Maben.
Family and friends are invited to a funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 232 N. Tegner Street, Wickenburg, on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Due to COVID issues, those in attendance are asked to social distance, and those who are not vaccinated are asked to wear a mask.
A reception luncheon immediately following at O'Sullivan Hall on church grounds.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of the Valley-Surprise, [email protected], or the Round Up Foundation - Santa Fe Depot Fund, 216 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Peace is the Heritage of the Humble Soul.