Dear Teri and Jones family,
I have known Randy for 27 years, as he was my Undergraduate Advisor when I was earning my degree in FHD (that's what it was known as at that time). Randy not only was an amazing advisor, he was one of my favorite professors, and upon graduation, he became a trusted friend and overall life advocate. I came back to visit Randy regularly, while my kids were in the Child Development Lab, and then later when I got a job on campus. Randy is one of the people I think of when I evaluate my time at USU. His smile, laugh, heart, and casual style always made me feel at home. I treasured our talks, I appreciated his wisdom and sense of humor, and forever will spend my life trying to emulate his mastery of chill.
I want you to know how much I loved him and feel a sense of loss knowing that he isn't on this planet... and given my sense of loss, I can only imagine how much you must feel. I know he cherished you, he spoke of you all the time, and his eyes lit up and I could feel his love for you in all our talks.
I am holding you in love, Teri. And I am so thankful I have the memories I do of my friend Randy.
All my love,
Monica Kitchens Schruhl - FHD - 1995