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Obituary of Dr. Randy Philip Partridge

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.

Dr. Randy Philip Partridge

Dr. Randy Philip Partridge

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.

Obituary of John H. Partridge

This obituary was published in the Herald And News on 2/3/2009. I am at a lost as to whom the John or Hugh Partridge is in reference to the existing Partridge database. I performed a quick search for Hugh in the 1910-1930 census and only found him in one, the 1930 census. There I find him as a young man (age 25) married to Edith (age 18). They were residing in District 3 of Alturas, Modoc County, California. Hugh was employed as a conductor for a steam railway. Of importance in further identifying Hugh, he is listed as being born in Montana, his father being born in Minnesota, his mother in Canada. Images for this census record will be available shortly in the online database.


John H. Partridge, 73, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009, at Sky Lakes Medical Center with his wife Barbara by his side.

Johnny was born on Dec. 6, 1935, in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Hugh and Edith Partridge.

He lived in Alturas and Likely, Calif., before he moved to Wendell, Calif., in 1974.

Johnny married Barbara in Elko, Nev., on Jan. 24, 1975, and they lived in Wendell until 1986. Then they moved to Klamath Falls, where he lived for 23 years. Johnny worked for Southern Pacific Railroad as a conductor for 35 years.

He was an avid deer and chukar hunter, who enjoyed the outdoors with his family. Johnny was a member of the Klamath Gun Club. He loved spending time at his cabin in Deep Canyon with his extended family and friends. Papa was known for the best lunches in the world.

Johnny is survived by his wife Barbara; son Warren and wife Laurey; daughters Tonya Gabel and husband Jody, Vicki Hiland and husband Terry; five grandchildren Christina Partridge, Michelle Partridge, Johnnie Lee Gabel, Trevor Gabel, and Savaunah Partridge; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Edith Partridge and son Michael Partridge.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Davenport’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Klamath Falls on Feb. 4, 2009, at 10 a.m. with a concluding graveside service to follow at the Davis Creek Cemetery in Davis Creek, Calif., at 2 p.m. The services will be officiated by Chaplain Patrick Stroup.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Klamath Hospice, 4745 S. Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603, or a charity of your choice.

Davenport’s Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, is in charge of the arrangements.