Teresa "Teri" Jo Randolph Lower of New Meadows, passed away December 17, 2018. Teri was born in Ames, Oklahoma on May 26, 1952 to Loyd and Martha Randolph. She was raised in Enid, Oklahoma where she attended Enid High School and went on to attend Oklahoma State University.
In 1972 Teri moved with her parents and siblings, Connie, Phillip and Chris to Nampa, Idaho. She was employed as a teller at Idaho First National Bank. During that time Teri met the love of her life, Ted Lower. Ted and Teri were married on June 7, 1974 and were joined a year later by their first daughter, Jennifer. Three years later they welcomed their second daughter, Sharee. They resided in the Boise, Idaho, area for eighteen years, moving to Meridian, Idaho in 1992. In the summer of 2018, they realized their dream of living in the mountains when they moved to Meadowcreek Resort in New Meadows, Idaho.
Teri had an adventurous spirit and her heart soared anytime she could be outside. Ted, Teri, and the girls enjoyed many family vacations to Bend, Oregon where they would go hiking, swimming and white water rafting. Later, with their expanding family, they found McCall, Idaho to be their new favorite playground. There they enjoyed boating and hiking into every mountain lake they could discover.
Teri enjoyed the beauty of God's nature and was an artist herself. A talent she inherited from her mother. She also inherited her gentle, southern style and giving nature. Teri had a beautiful smile and a gravitational pull that made you want to be close. She was passionate about her faith and her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Teri had many joys in her life, but none more important than her family and friends. She quickly formed many friendships in the short time they lived in their mountain home. They described her as dynamic, amazing, and incredibly strong. Her family was her heart. She was disappointed to miss any school function or sport activity in which her children and grandchildren participated. Teri's family is a reflection of her and Ted's love that grew into so much more.
She was preceded in death by her mother Martha, two brothers Phillip and Jason, and her grandson Talon.
Teri leaves behind her loving husband, Ted; her dad, Loyd; daughters, Jennifer (Dale), and Sharee (Jeff); her grandchildren, Kyleigh, (Bradley,) Makenna, Wyatt, Xander, and Cheyanne; a great-granddaughter, Adeline; her siblings, Connie (Brian) and Chris (Christina); as well as many other loving family members and friends.