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Louise Salmond Randall, 82, entered into her heavenly reward Sunday, May 19 at Morning Pointe of Hixson, her home of just 6 months, surrounded by her family. Louise was born in Chattanooga on December 27, 1936 to the late Henry Cook Salmond and Nona Lee Shelley Salmond.
Louise was a 1954 graduate of Chattanooga High School. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, whom she met on a blind date in 1956. A long-distance romance ensued with Louise in Tennessee and George in South Carolina. Their love grew through their frequent correspondence with one another and when George’s Army service called him to Monterrey, CA, he asked her to be his bride and come with him. They were married in April, 1957 and their honeymoon was their driving trip to Monterrey. When George’s service was completed, they made their home in Camden, SC where their first child, George, Jr. was born. Shortly thereafter, George’s work moved them to Richmond, VA where their second child, Diana was born. After a short time in Virginia, Louise’s roots in Chattanooga called her home, and George put in for a transfer. From 1966 on, Louise and George called Chattanooga home where they raised their two children.
Once their children went to school, Louise went back to work. She served St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as parish secretary for 14 years. Following that, she served as parish secretary to many of the other Episcopal churches in the Chattanooga area. Louise and George were founding members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and made St. Alban’s their church home for the rest of their lives. Louise served St. Alban’s as chair of the Altar Guild for many years, and as a member of the choir.
Louise is survived by her two children, George (Stephanie) Randall, Jr. and Diana (Marty) Skates; grandchildren Pam (Daniel) Beeler, Mike (Amber) Skates, Andrew (Stephanie) Randall, Thomas Bevering, Matthew Randall, Christopher Randall, Aaron Skates, and Shelley Skates; and great-grandchildren Brock, Crymson, Levi, and Abby. She is also survived by her brothers, Thomas (Rebecca) Salmond, and Charles (Colleen) Salmond and her step-siblings Becky (Otis) Schmitt, Alta Ruth (Gene) Ebert, Michael (Sara) Love, Thomas (Kay) Love, Mary (Keith) Crawford and Ted Love. She was preceded in death by her stepmother Alta Ruth “Pud” Salmond.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 am at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Hartmans and the Rev. Hugh B. Jones, Jr. presiding. Louise’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends the evening prior, Tuesday, May 21 from 5-7:30 pm at St. Alban’s.
Louise’s family would like to thank the extraordinary care givers at Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Hixson and the staff of At Home Complete Care who are truly the hands and feet of Christ on this earth.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 1326, Hixson TN 37343, or to the Chattanooga Boys Choir, 700 Pine St., Chattanooga TN 37402 to whom the Randall family have invested their time and talents for many years.
Saint Alban's Episcopal Church
7514 Hixson Pike, Hixson TN 37343
Chattanooga Boys Choir
700 Pine Street, Chattanooga TN 37402