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Anna G. Randall


Anna Margaret Griffith Randall, 68, passed away on January 16, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Des Moines, IA on May 21, 1943 and was the daughter of Lorraine and Russell Griffith. She grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and attended Iowa State Teachers College High School. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1965. In 1966 she married Ross S. Randall of Waterloo, Iowa. They were the proud parents of Emilie Anne and Russell Joseph and three foster sons, David, Phan and Ha.

After living in Waterloo and Ely, Minnesota for years Anna moved to Santa Fe, NM. For the last three years of her life, she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Anna owned several businesses, Three Deer Haven Bed and Breakfast in Ely, Minnesota, Spencer House Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe and "Don't Sweat it" Be Cool in Mexico, in San Miguel. Besides her business interests, Anna loved gardening, traveling and cooking. As a breast cancer survivor, she was an active advocate for breast cancer issues.

Anna was a life-long artist. She painted, made needlepoint works and wove fabrics. However it was in quilting that she found her true artistic voice. She created over one hundred art quilts. In 2000 she designed a quilt for the Hawks and Heroes competition. Her quilt won first prize and went on to be exhibited in Japan.

In addition to her children Emilie and Joe, she is survived by her daughter-in-law, Heather, her three grandchildren, her two brothers, William (Jean) Greenville, South Carolina, Joe (Melanie) Cedar Falls, Iowa, Ross Randall La Paz, Mexico and her sister-in-law, Jeri Gifford Chicago Illinois.

The family is asking that Anna be remembered with a donation to her beloved charity, Save a Mexican Mutt at

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Name Anna G. Randall
Date of Birth
Date of Death January 14th, 2012
Home Town , AL, US 


Funeral Home
Rivera Family Funeral Home
Cemetery Rivera Family Funeral Home
Location 417 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe NM 87505
United States

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Lynda And Wayne Folks published condolence .

I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Anna's death. She was a great lady with so many talents. Wayne and I had the opportunity to stay at the Bed and Breakfast in Ely. What a beautiful place with beautiful people. Our thoughts are with Anna's family. Lynda

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