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Colorado Loses a Dear Friend

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Christina Marie Randall passed away on March 19, 2017. She was born to Henry and Helga Randall, February 28, 1965 at Scott Air Force Base, in St. Clair County, Illinois.

She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Those closest to her caller her “Geega” nick named by her youngest sister. Christina deeply cared about people. A diligent, adventurous and hard working person, she set out to do and experience all she could fit into living life and helping others.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. She served as Wildfire Mitigation Administrator for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, spending over 33 years in the fire service. During 19 years with the US Forest Service, Christina served on hotshots, engines, fuels management, timber harvest inspector and battalion chief. During her 14 years with CSFD, she oversaw the wildfire mitigation program including risk assessment, fuels management; grant management, education/outreach and development review. She served on both the International Association of Fire Chiefs Wildland Fire Policy Committee and the National Wildfire Urban Interface Mitigation Committee.

Christina received numerous awards from both organizations, solidifying her contributions and the success of her efforts to preserve our natural resources and the safety of communities across the nation from wildfire.

Christina married David Mann on April 3, 2001 in Susanville, California. They were the perfect match. Christina had an appreciation of Native American art and a profound reverence for the Native American people and culture. Her respect of life and nature drew her to caring for many animals by rescuing, adopting and supporting animals in need, often ending up with a houseful of dogs whom brought her great joy. She played the piano and loved the desert in all its colorful splendor. Christina was compassionate and generous. She lifted others up when in need and would go to great lengths to take care of her family, friends and co-workers. Intelligent, funny, brave, and kind, Christina impacted people and the world around her by her actions and made it better.

Survived by her husband David Mann, her mother Helga Randall, step-father Les Jergens, sister Patricia Keene, sister Nada Baker. Her father Henry Randall precedes her in death.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 2, at 1:00 P.M. at the Colorado Springs Masonic Center, 1150 Panorama Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

In lieu of flowers, please know that Christina dedicated a good portion of her life to Wildfire Mitigation. Honor her service by supporting the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s Wildfire Mitigation Program.

Reprinted from the Gazette, March 26, 2017.

 

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