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Randall Manning

 

 

Randall Jay Manning, 51, of Longmont, died September 26 at his residence.
Randy was born on October 19, 1960 in Denver to Roland and Carol Manning.
Randy excelled throughout school. His passions were nature, wrestling and debate. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Anthropology from Denver University.
Randy was a Boy Scout and achieved Eagle Scout at the early age 14. Randy truly believed in the Boy Scout Pledge of Honor and followed it throughout his life.
Randy volunteered for the Peace Corp and spent 1 ½ years in the Philippines where he first met Lina “Medy” Feria. Unfortunately they were separated by family and culture but reunited 25 years later. They married on August 15, 2010 fulfilling the lifelong dream for both of them.
Surviving are his wife, Medy of Longmont; his mother Carol Manning of Longmont; sister Leta (John) Gill-Scott of Longmont; and nephews Stopher (Alexa) and Alex Gill (Nicki); Great niece Elsie May Gill; and Great nephew D.J. Gabelman. He is further survived by his step-son Ramon Linus Beroy and step-daughter Marianne Beroy of the Philippines, three aunts, two uncles and 17 cousins; His dear friends Patty and Brian Billings and their children Aspen, Skyler and Lily of Firestone, Kurt Haeker of Montana, and Dr. Reza Ghods of Ohio.
Randy’s gentle loving spirit, charisma and generosity will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A cremation has been entrusted to the Howe Mortuary and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Randall J Manning fund at www.randalljmanning.com. This website is also an interactive celebration of his life

 

 

 

Goodbye Randy
by Medy Feria-Beroy on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:34am ·

How do you say goodbye to a soul mate?

 How do you cope with the realization that a fine man with a brilliant mind and a generous soul is gone forever?

 Randy has been ill for a long time; ever since he came back from the Philippines with the horrors that caused his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Day in and day out, he battled with pain, not just mentally but physically.

 For three years, I took good care of Randy --- prayed, hoped, day after day that one day he would get well.

 All those nights that I have watched over him, he talked about those horrible things that happened to him in the past. He fought his fear of the jungle, hoped with all his might that the horrible dreams would go away. I felt so helpless on how to help him. How I prayed that God would heal those painful memories so he could live a normal life.

 I took good care of Randy in the only way I knew --- I gave him the love and care that I could. I am not a domesticated person, but I cooked for him at midnight when he didn't feel nauseated because that's the only time when he felt well enough to eat. I rubbed his back, his arms and his legs and massaged his head to alleviate his pain. I put the compression socks to his swollen legs before he wore his gauntlet. I checked his medications regularly to make sure that he took them. Most of all, I bathed him whenever he allowed me to do so.

  It was hard because I also hold a full time job during day time. I need to --- I have a family back home who are dependent on me. There were times when I only slept for four hours. But Randy, with the three short years that I have been with him and his family, has shown me how to love people unconditionally. He loved his "Lost Boys" and took good care of them for more than twenty years. 

 Randy loved Facebook. He spent a lot of time playing Galaxy Legion, Castle Age and FarmVille. Yesterday, he was happy because he hit his 1,100th level in Galaxy Legion. While he sat in his computer, he served as a sounding board to all his friends who poured out to him the pain and misery that they were going through. While physically he couldn't be with them, Randy gave his ears and attention to them when they needed it most.

 He and I frequently drove to the mountains and the lakes, or sometimes just drove around the city. He loved his diet Coke, his Copenhagen snuff and the large vanilla ice cream in cone. Randy pointed to me the edible plants in the forest and made me smell the different kinds of Panderosa tree. He urged me to do my best to live here in the US because as he said, America is now my home. He was such an old soul who knew a lot, but he told me that his brain was so messed up.

 More than a week ago, Randy and I thought that he was getting well. His swollen legs have finally looked normal. His psychiatrist has reduced his medications and he had started to lose weight. We hoped for the best and looked forward to a better future. 

 But Randy started to vomit last Saturday. Mom and I thought that just like the other things that happened to him in the past, Randy would weather this storm.

 Then yesterday, Randy passed away on his sleep. I'm still in shock and in grief. However, Randy is now free from pain and the horrors of his PTSD. 

 

 Rest in peace Randy!



 
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09/27/12 10:44 AM #1    

Mark LeClere

 I sit here shaken to the core. You could not know how much I have looked up to you over the years. Many years ago, you ran up to me, gave me a hug and told me that you loved me. I have carried that with me for years and years because it meant so much. I have prayed for you through the years as you battled the adversity.  You are in a better place but those you left behind will be much poorer until we meet again.

I will miss you very much my friend.

 

Service Information

When
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 6:00pm
Location
Howe Mortuary
Address:

439 Coffman St Longmont, CO


09/27/12 04:22 PM #2    

Tish (Sharen) Marti

Rest in peace.

Tish


09/27/12 08:23 PM #3    

SherriLynn Martin

Medy Feria-Beroy what an angel of mercy and love you are. RIP Randy yours was a heart so beautiful, a soul with the angels fly free. 


09/27/12 08:24 PM #4    

Nancy Botsch (Cain)

Dearest Randy, now flying on the wings of angels, you have touched so many of us with your unselfish caring nature. You shared your soul openly, always wanting to connect and help others even through your own pain and suffering. You gave your service to your community in many wonderful ways. May God hold you in the palm of his hand forevermore!

Love,

Nancy


09/27/12 08:35 PM #5    

Shelly Lien (Embree)

Randy Manning: A good man that always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.  He will not be forgotten.


09/28/12 07:31 PM #6    

Janice Romey (Metcalf)

 I often think of Randy when I reflect back to the High School years.  His personality was so incredible!  He was always kind, genuine, well respected and he always dressed so nice!

 Randy would always take a negative comment and turn it around to become positive.  I remember one instance in one of our classes together, a few of us were sitting around our tables,  he said "He was High on Life!"  I remembered that often throughout the years and ironically I shared this story with my daughter and her friend just one week ago.  I told them that there are many people that influence our lives, people can say one sentence that will always come back to us, even if it is years or decades later.  It has been over 3 decades since High School and I still remember him saying that like it was yesterday!  He continues to impact me!  

My heartfelt prayers to Randy's family, to my fellow classmates and to ALL the others he impacted along his short time on Earth...I will never forget him...

Janice


09/28/12 09:34 PM #7    

Kharen Marti (Spence)

Oh that smile and the infectious personality.  He always had a kind, positive word for everyone.  He was everyone's friend.  The world has lost a special person.  Rest well Randy.


09/29/12 08:22 PM #8    

Michael Crawford

Randy was one of the few really close friends I had in high school.  Because of scheduling conflicts, he "appointed" me as a Senior Class Representative...which eventually became Class President Pro Tem and, when Randy was hospitalized with an ulcer, ex-officio Student Body President.  I will never forget having Radio Broadcasting class with him...and his persona as "RJ your DJ."  We also shared Russian class together.  Every time I visited Colorado during the past year, I wished like anything I had been able to pay Randy a visit...but it was never to be.

The world is a bit less wonderful now that Randy is not part of it.  I shall miss him a TON.

I pray that, when I arrive at the Gates of Heaven, I will see Randy, all decked out in his Marine Corps dress blues, standing guard.  When I do, I will render him the heartiest of salutes and throw my arms around him in a giant bear hug.  Semper Fi, my friend...Semper Fi.

Rest eternal grant unto him, o Lord, and light perpetual shine upon him.  May the soul of our dear departed friend and brother Randall Jay Manning, and all the faithful departed, through the mercies of Almighty God, +rest in peace, both now and forever more.  Amen.


08/16/15 08:54 PM #9    

Patrick Hughes

Oh my!  I had no idea the pain that Randy felt from coming back from overseas.  To look back, Randy and I had a terrific relationship and always wanted to sing and perform.  His contributions from the years of high school and the Student Body which he was so highly apart of made Niwot easier for every student.  I will honorably miss you Mr. Randall Manning.  You were a great inspiration to me. God Bless you my dear friend.


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