Pete Jimenez Rando, 70, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ October the 19, 2023. He was born November 20, 1952, to Santos and Mary (Jimenez) Rando in Muleshoe, Texas. He was the thirteenth son out of eighteen siblings, eventually settling their roots in Friona before making his journey to Amarillo. It was here that he met his wife, Debbie, whom he later married, a union lasting 47 years. They had their only daughter Holly in 1979 who gave them three grandbabies, Izalea in 2009, and the twins Aurora and Anastasia in 2014. Pete always referred to them as his girls; even to the end of his time here the three sisters were always his.
Pete is remembered most for his heart, but outside of that most treasured virtue, he was also known to make the best deviled eggs! That was the most requested side dish to bring to any gathering. Every Sunday it was a tradition to eat his fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and biscuits. There was always a personal touch or added ingredient of love that could not be matched unless he was preparing them.
He was a social butterfly that was most himself when he was spreading his wings of love to anyone he could, be it through music when playing his guitar, cooking, dancing and probably most potent was prayer.
Pete was a praying man that had dreams of retiring, having his own church and becoming a Pastor. Before that dream could be met his Jesus was ready for him to come home. He was a blessed man to have his wife Debbie, sister Lisa and brother-in-law Ron help make his journey as comfortable as they could; but if you know Pete, he was a stubborn man who waited until his daughter and “his girls” arrived to be at his side. Two days after their arrival, he went to his Heavenly home.
Pete will undoubtably continue to be loved and cherished through memories and moments he encountered with the ones that knew him and strangers alike.
Keep watch over us, Peter!
A Memorial Service celebrating Pete’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave.