Randi E. (O'Dea) Knutson

randi e. knutson

January 13, 1955 ~ July 21, 2015

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Randi E. (O'Dea) Knutson, 60, passed away in the arms of her loving husband and her sister, Rita, on July 21, 2015, after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. Randi graduated from Crowley County High School in 1973 and retired from Heritage Medical Group in 2005. Randi married the love of her life, Phillip Knutson, May 5, 2005. Together they enjoyed their families, working in their beautiful yard, traveling, gambling and many outdoor activities and her special cats. Randi is survived by her husband, Phil; step-children, Troy (Tallie) Knutson, Tricia Briscoe and Chelsea (Nick) Thorton; sisters, Donna (Frank) O'Dea-Moore, Dianne (Gary) Visconti, Roxie (Steve) Smith, Rita O'Dea (Danny Pitcher) and Dixie Schweers; seven step-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. Also survived by her step mother-in-law, Loretta Knutson; brother-in-law, Dennis (Debbie) Knutson; and sisters-in-law, Janice Glasgow; Sandy (Jim) Fitzgerald; and Marlene (Bob) Connelly, all of Minnesota. Preceded in death by father, Melvin O'Dea, Sept. 24, 2008, and mother, Grace O'Dea, July 1, 2015. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Monsignor Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. In lieu of food and flowers the family requests donations to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Randi was a kind and considerate neighbor always with a smile. She lent us a cat carrier when we needed to take our cat to the vet and she gave us cat food that her cats wouldn’t eat. We are sorry for your loss Phil. God Bless you and your family.

  2. Randi was a happy addition to our circle of friends when she met Phil. I’m so glad to have called her my friend. I know that she is not suffering anymore but her life was too short and I wished I could have spent more years knowing her.

  3. There are no words to express times like these for your families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers throughout the days ahead. You all know she is now at peace and no longer has to fight her battle, but it is still hard to accept.

  4. Words can never express how much we cared about Randi although we live so many miles apart my family loves you guys so much and always looked forward to your visits with us in Iowa. Randi will be a fond memory to all of us and “Rachel” was very special to Ron and treated him so good as you do too Phil. Heaven received a wonderful angel to watch over us and to be with all loving family members up there. It will be an empty void when you come to stay in the “shack” but am so glad she enjoyed it when she stayed here and that she will be a part of it in the afterlife. You tell us how blessed you were to have Randi come into your life and you were but Randi as extremely blessed to have you in her life to be with her and give her the love and support she so needed with the battle she went through! We’ve all seen what real strength and courage was through Randi’s battle with cancer. Love from your “sister” Diane and family

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss. I used to enjoy talking with Randi on my route. She was always very nice. God Bless.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Randi was truly a wonderful person who never let her own suffering interfere with her kindness and concern for others. She always found something good in everyone she met and never failed to make that person feel good about him/herself. She became a very special part of our lives 10 years ago and our love for her just kept growing as time went on. Randi, your suffering here is over and your eternal life with the Lord has begun. Rest in peace – we love you and miss you, Sis!

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