By Ruth A. Johnson, Marion County Public Defender Agency
The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section has made a monetary contribution to support the Avondale-Meadows YMCA National Judicial Competition in memory of Bill and Barbara Randolph. After sharing 62 years of an extraordinary life together, Barbara passed away March 1, 2016, followed by Bill on April 27, 2017.
Barbara was a trailblazer and pioneer in the field of nursing. She practiced as a surgical nurse, taught at the university level and was an operating room supervisor and accreditor.
Bill was an Army Ranger. He served multiple tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam, earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze star, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
They had immense pride in their three loving children, Rene, Bill III, and Julie. Julie is a graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The Randolphs were also very proud of their son-in-law, Justice Geoffrey Slaughter. Bill attended his swearing-in ceremony and was delighted to watch as his son-in-law was sworn in as the 109th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.
The Randolphs gave back to their community in countless ways and made Indianapolis a better place to live. The Appellate Practice Section makes this donation to honor their memory and legacy.•