Randall (Randy) F. Hendrickson


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Randall (Randy) F. Hendrickson

Randall (Randy) F. Hendrickson, 54, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at his home in Kirkland, WA on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  Randall is survived by his parents Ronald and Judy Hendrickson.  He is also survived by his siblings Richard, Robert, Ronald, Julie (Hubble), Janine (Eyre), Russell, Ryan, and Jenelle (Jay).  Randall was an extraordinary uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  He was a friend and colleague to many.

Randall was born in Spokane, WA on March 12, 1964.  After graduating from Central Valley High School of Spokane Valley WA, he started his life-long formal education at Gonzaga University in electrical engineering, then Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in Computer Science, and pursued numerous other educational programs.  At his passing, Randall was attending the data science graduate school at the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  Randall had a successful and illustrious career with most of his time at Microsoft, as well as with several other companies.  Randall loved and enjoyed his family and friends.  His passions included traveling, snowboarding, and world class sports events.  Randall treasured his nieces and nephews and treated them with respect, honor, and provided valuable advice.  His nuimage of Randall Hendricksonmerous friends and colleagues around the world will miss his presence and company.  Randall will be remembered as an epic husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He was an exceptional human being.  RideOn!

A private memorial will be held on February 22, 2019 in Kirkland, WA.  Family and friends are welcome to make a donation in Randall’s honor to Gonzaga University at www.gonzaga.edu/give . Please select “give now” and scroll down the page and select the “in honor/memory” option.  His preference would be one of the scholarship options.

A celebration of Randall’s life and successes will be held for family and friends at Flatstick Pub in Kirkland, WA on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm and beyond if necessary.  Flatstick Pub is located at 15 Lake Street, Suite 100, Kirkland WA  98033. Please join us for a complimentary toast and mini-golf as part of a “celebration of life” in Randall’s honor.  Around the world, the sun will never go down on his family and friends.  Cheers!

6 Responses to “Randall (Randy) F. Hendrickson”

  • Jay Holmes says:

    Randy was a kind and generous friend and he will be missed by many.

  • John Davidson says:

    Randy had a positive and uplifting nature that will live on in each of us. I am thankful to have such a friend come into my life.

  • Jennifer L. Brown says:

    Dear Mitsuru, Ron, Judy and all of Randy’s siblings,

    Thinking of your at this difficult time and sharing in your sorrow.


  • Pier Wijnja says:

    Randy and i attendet Some soccer tournements in Europe, together with my cousin/Randy’s friend, Jan Roelof. Last time I saw him was at Jan’s wedding. Off course we drunk beer together afterwards. I’ll miss him; there Will be no game from the dutch without thinking off my “drinking brother”. Randy; each time i will raise my glass and think off you! Cheers mate! Pier

  • Clint Jorgenson says:

    I told you the story b4. From the first time I interviewed you – I knew you were special – Special Ed. You didn’t interview well. But, after I was told to hire you because you are smart and get results. It happened. You kicked some butt – automated slot game math distribution testing and went in to help the team learn to debug iOS and Android – mobile. You raised my tech knowledge tremendously by discussing use cases with the newest GPU’s, cryptocurrency, data science / AI, Android Studio / Neuronets / R language / data cleansing / and quantum computing. We had plans to hit Whistler after your finals in Data Science – masters degree.

    I still don’t care for pumpkin beers – you took me to the Elysian Pumpkin Festival – twice. Other fun ventures – Mariners Beer and Braut Nite, Mariners True to the Brew Night, King Felix Court … . You taught me craft beer / hops – IPA’s – quality craft beer from east coast / mid region and west coast – I didn’t like IPA’s at first – but, now – love’em.

    Each time I raise a glass of craft beer – it’s you and the life you lead and our tech conversations and friendship I’ll remember.

    RIP Randy – Love’yeah!

    You are / will & forever be missed -> brother from another mother. Cheers!

  • Maggie Walker says:

    I’ve known Randy since kindergarten, then all the way through grade school, jr. high and high school. He was always the cool kid and I was the bookworm. We reconnected about 10 yrs ago and would get together for conversations and, of course, a few beers. Will always smile when thinking of you, Randy! Life is an adventure- Cheers!

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