Randall Franklin Bishop

December 6, 1937March 26, 2019

Randall F. “Randy” Bishop, 81 of Fruitland, ID and Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Randy was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Ontario, OR to Lawrence and Maude Bishop. He attended grade school to the 6th grade in Ontario until his parents moved to Fruitland, ID where Randy graduated from High School. After graduation, he attended prep school and then the Naval Academy, graduating in 1961. After the Navy, Randy worked for Hercules Powder Company until founding and operating Quint Corporation until his retirement. Randy divided his time between Pennsylvania and Idaho. He is survived by five daughters, Michelle Dell, Kimberly Koch, Karli Meyer, Kelly Bird and Kara Bishop all of Chadds Ford, PA; his sister Grahyl Johnson of Payette, ID; and seven grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 3rd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fruitland. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Randy’s family at To honor Randy’s memory, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, PO Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.


  • Lawrence Lee Bishop, Father
  • Maude Pauline (Plant) Bishop, Mother
  • Michelle (Bishop) Dell, Daughter
  • Kimberly (Bishop) Koch, Daughter
  • Bill Koch, Son-in-law
  • Karli (Bishop) Meyer, Daughter
  • Kelly (Bishop) Bird, Daughter
  • Kara Bishop, Daughter
  • Grahyl (Bishop) Johnson, Sister
  • Gary Johnson, Nephew
  • Richard Johnson, Nephew
  • Bryan Johnson, Great Nephew
  • Andrew Meyer, Grandson
  • Tyler Dell, Grandson
  • Alex McHale, Grandson

  • Bill Koch, Casket Bearer
  • Gary Johnson, Casket Bearer
  • Richard Johnson, Casket Bearer
  • Bryan Johnson, Casket Bearer
  • Andrew Meyer, Casket Bearer
  • Tyler Dell, Casket Bearer
  • Alex McHale, Casket Bearer


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Randall Franklin Bishop

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Beth Thomas

April 5, 2019

Bishop Family-
We would like to share are deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. We got to know Randy while entrusting us in working on his vehicles here in PA. Randy always had great stories to share. He was a great listener and had the best smile. We hope you hold onto your cherished memories. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

A. F. Thomas Auto
Chip, Beth, Drew and Andrew

Francine Albadine

April 5, 2019

To the family of Randy F. Bishop,
I have only known Brother Bishop for approximately 6 years. We are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I look back on his friendship with great fondness. He was there for me with the death of my sister 3 years ago, and with the death of a dear friend in July of 2018. He was able to offer great counsel on the subject of death, and he was instrumental in getting me through these difficult times. Brother Bishop was very strong willed as am I. Therefore , we wrestled often with the issues of politics, a woman's role in the family, and the balancing of Church doctrines in a secular world in which we live. I would say generally we agreed on most topics, but a few of my opinions left him exasperated in a playful way. Brother Bishop was resilient and recovered quickly. He was quite willing to agree to disagree. Laughter was the glue that held the friendship together. Despite our differences Brother Bishop was willing to find something to poke fun at in each of our opinions. So, our differences never really impacted our friendship. Brother Bishop was a dear friend who touched my life for the better. He will be missed.

Francine Albadine

Richard and Linda Stat

April 2, 2019

Neighbors for 37 years, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Randy's passing. Wishing all the Bishop family strength in this time. Please let us know how we can be of help.

Linda and Richard

Wendy Adamsen

March 31, 2019

Randy, how I will miss you words can just not express how much you meant to me. I will treasure my memories of you the talks we had, the laughs we shared and your incredible friendship we had. I admired you so much how active you were, how intelligent you were and most of all how kind and caring you were! You will always and forever be in my heart I will never forget you and all the kindness you showed me thru the years! My you rest in peace my dear and may God rest your soul. With all my love! Wendy