January 14, 1906 ~ December 29, 2007
Mabel Medlicott Randall
Mabel Medlicott Randall was born on January 14, 1906 in Colne, England. At the age of 8, Mabel and her family took a voyage across the great Atlantic on the SS. Orduna to begin a new life in America. They settled in Britt, a small town outside of Mason City, Iowa.
In her early twenties, Mabel's family relocated to Redondo Beach, California. For a time, Mabel worked at the Rock Factory in the city of Orange. Her fiance, David Randall, a plumber, worked at "The Plunge" in Redondo Beach. In 1929, right after the stock market crash, Mabel had a double wedding, she and David, with Fred and Virginia Thomas, on November 9th, 1929, at City Hall in Los Angeles.
In 1936, Mabel and David bought a house in Palos Verdes Estates. Mabel often reminisced how people called them country bumpkins for buying a house in the sticks! At that time, Palos Verdes was relatively uninhabited and very rural.
For many years, Mabel was fondly referred to as Grams (though, her father called her Queen Mab, after the Queen of England). Her favorite pastimes were winning at poker, martinis at the Red Onion, and lots of chocolate!
Nearly 72 years after moving to Palos Verdes, just two weeks shy of her 102nd birthday, and still living in her same house, Mabel passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30th, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Jane, three grandchildren, Jenna, Tim & Stephanie, and two great grandchildren, Austin & Ethan.
A Memorial is being arranged with The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates.
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