Dr. Randy Philip Partridge, 57, died May 13, 2010, at Prairie Sunset Home, Pretty Prairie. He was born Dec. 18, 1952, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Robert Philip “R.P.” and Norma Maxine Young Partridge. He was baptized at First Baptist Church, Hutchinson. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1971 and then served with the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1976. Later he earned his BA from Evergreen State University, Olympia, Wash., in 1978, and then received his Masters and PhD in 1991 from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Randy was a registered psychologist specializing in learning disabilities. He was a fellow at John Hopkins School of Medicine, and he taught at Columbia College in Chicago, Ill., Friends University and Hutchinson Community College. He was also an expert consultant to the State Bar Association of California until 2007.
Randy was also an avid photographer and owner of Barking Quail Fine Art Photos. His other passion was distance biking, which took him to Gettysburg, the Cattskills and the Appalachian Mountains.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Partridge of Hutchinson; sister, Terri Wilson of Little Elm, Texas; two nieces, Emily Escamilla of Little Elm, Texas, and her husband Anthony (U.S. Army, Afghanistan) and Kathryn Wilson of Lewisville, Texas; two great nieces, Ella and Audrey Escamilla; aunt, Jackie Carson of Lovington, N.M.; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, R.P. Partridge, and his grandparents, C.K. and Frances Partridge and Norman and Dessie Young.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with Pastor Stephen Taylor presiding. Military honors will be conducted by McConnell Air Force Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with the family to receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to CASA in care of the mortuary. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal message for the family. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Prairie Sunset Home for its care.