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Mrs. Randy McIntosh Molinare

Obituary for Mrs. Randy McIntosh Molinare

August 26, 1954 - February 13, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 63

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend

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Randy McIntosh Molinare, 63-years-old, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home in Austin, Texas. While she never gave up, and certainly never used the word "quit", she unfortunately lost her valiant fight with ALS. Her disease ultimately ended her time with us far too soon, but in no way, did it define her. Instead, she was defined by her strong will to live, by her indescribable kindness to all, by the way her smile and laughter filled the room, by her uncontrolled selflessness, by her heroic and positive outlook on life, as well as by the love and prayers of family and friends.

Randy was born on August 26, 1954 in Odessa, Texas to John and Evelyn McIntosh. The fifth of six siblings, Gary, Mark, Greg, Kerry, and Debbie – and their spouses – Suzanne, Lynn, Rebecca, Steve, and Rick respectively.

Known for her ease in frequent conversation, even with total strangers, she possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor that made others gravitate toward her. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by witnessing her constant nurturing love and faith to those both deserving and otherwise. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smile, laughter, and joking around will never be forgotten.

After graduating from Midland Lee High School, and moving to Austin in order to attend The University of Texas, she met the love of her life, Larry Molinare. The couple was married on November 4, 1978 at the First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.

Married for 39 years, Randy & Larry raised their 3 children, Shanna, Walker, and Amanda during that entire time in Austin, Texas. Their emphasis was on creating a stable, warm, and welcoming home. Possessing a true servant's heart, Randy faithfully cared for family and friends through her delicious cooking, comforting demeanor, spontaneous hugs, gifts for no reason, and never forgetting a birthday, anniversary, or important moment in someone's life. A woman of loyalty, love, conviction, and principle, she was the heart of both the Molinare and McIntosh families. Randy helped shape these families' character by her tireless example, and through her insistent inclusion of everyone. With a real fervor for life, Randy loved to dance in her kitchen, enjoy a glass of wine…or two, travel, and spend endless hours with family and friends…just to name a few.

After her retirement, she and Larry built an amazing home in West Austin that quickly became ground zero for countless gatherings, dinners, celebrations, and parties for both family and friends alike. She loved nothing more than to welcome people into their home and would work tirelessly to ensure that everyone had a full stomach, a filled cup, a smile on their face, and whatever else she knew her guests may have needed, whether they knew it or not.

Her surviving family members are numerous, but mainly include:

Husband of 39 years: Larry J. Molinare

Mother of 3 Children & Partners: Shanna Molinare and H.J. Liller, Walker and Sandy Molinare, and Amanda and Josh Lopez

Grandmother to 7: Emma and Wyatt Molinare, Nevaeh & Jackson Lopez, and Lexie, Hayden and Ryan Liller

Immediate family: Five Siblings and Partners: Gary and Suzanne McIntosh, Mark and Lynn McIntosh, Greg and Rebecca McIntosh (who both preceded her in death), Kerry and Steve Fisbeck, and Debbie and Rick Hollis.

Randy was blessed with a large extended family and unfortunately, there are too many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and God-children to list, or even count.

Visitation information for friends and family of Randy Molinare: There will be a reception and limited viewing at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, located at Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734, on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

For more information, please call Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Services of Lakeway, Texas at (512) 263-1511.

In Lieu of flowers, the family would like for everyone in attendance, or otherwise, to be kind to a stranger, reach out to a friend or relative, forgive someone, make a donation to a worthy cause. Bottom line, all acts of kindness are welcome. For anyone interested in making a memorial donation, those can be made to:
• The ALS Association. Donations can be sent to The ALS Association, Development Department, 1275 K Street, NW Suite 250, Washington DC, 20005, or online at www.alsa.org/donate in the name of Randy Molinare.
• Yet, beyond financial donations, Randy always lived by the Golden Rule: Treat others the way THEY would like to be treated, i.e., do a loving act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say "I love you" to your special friend in her memory.

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually. We would also like to give a special thank you to all of doctors, Travis County EMS, Fire Department and Sheriff's officers, care-takers, scientists, and others who either directly, or indirectly, helped Randy to continue to live out loud, even when her body sometimes wouldn't.

"Unfortunately, life doesn't last forever, but the memories we leave in the hearts of the ones we love can never be erased."

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411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734
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