Randall C. Hines
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Randall C. Hines
  • March 28, 1954 - October 14, 2017
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Randy Hines, 63, of Boulder, Colorado died on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Boulder Community Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1954 in Meridian, Texas. Randy was married to Susan Smith Hines with one daughter, Jordan Hines of Boulder, CO. He was the son of Curtis and the late Betty Hines. Randy is also survived by one sister, Holly Hines Teague and husband Wayne of Cedar Hill, TX; one brother, Michael Hines, also of Cedar Hill, TX; nieces Jennifer Lonsford and husband John of Midlothian, and Jamie Rigsby and husband Chris of Austin, TX; and great nieces and nephews Emma, Grace, and Ella Lonsford and Carter and Stella Rigsby. Other surviving family members include sister-in-laws Lori Salgado of Southern California and Sandy Crowley of Connecticut.
Randy's family invites you to celebrate the life of this amazing man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend who had such an impact on many lives.
Randy was the proud 1972 graduate of Irving High School in Irving, TX serving as the class valedictorian and named the football MVP his senior year. He attended Texas A&M University after graduation but finished his bachelor degree at Chapman University in California. He received his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Once Randy left Texas for the mountains of Tennessee and later Colorado, he pledged to not return to Texas except to spend quality time with his family and friends and to visit the first Whataburger or Dairy Queen he could find. Even though he didn't return, he still considered himself to be a Texan and an Aggie. Other than his trips to Texas, Randy and his family loved to travel to Hawaii. They even considered the islands as a retirement home.
His genius in anything and everything involving computer science and engineering was only slightly overshadowed by his reluctance to deal with the mundane tasks of everyday living and his intolerance of any Apple product. His daughter Jordan was often frustrated after asking him a math question that should be answered in five minutes or less and ended later in a two to three hour math lesson - only the best in math and science for his daughter. Randy's real passion involved any activity Jordan was involved in. He loved her friends and was a proud supporter of all Boulder High School athletics especially the Boulder HS volleyball team where he served as the official videographer during Jordan's senior year. He actively supported his wife Sue in her involvement throughout Jordan's years in the Boulder County Public Schools.
If you followed Randy on Facebook, you saw a glimpse of his personality, his sense of humor, and his varied interests. He used that platform for political rhetoric against any perceived injustices of the government. He loved his Denver Broncos and used any opportunity to show a weakness of the Dallas Cowboys. Since his death, the family has been asked about his fascination of all things Batman. The jury is still out on the origination of this fascination. His Batsan name was taken from the Japanese tradition or term of endearment of combining your first name with "san". Instead of Randysan, he used his chosen name of Batman resulting in Batsan. The family has two favorite Batman quotes reflecting Randy:

"It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
and
"Always be yourself unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman."

Whatever the reason for his fascination with Batman, he was often a super hero to those who loved him.
If you knew Randy, join us in celebrating the shorten time we had with him. If you didn't know Randy, we're sorry you missed the opportunity to know this amazing man.

Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.