TULSA, okla. – Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.
For a family, Sunday is more than an anniversary. It’s a time to remember the loss of a beloved sister and aunt, Jill Randolph.
Randolph went to work on April 19, 1995, unaware how the day would forever mark the history of Oklahoma.
“Your duvets were turned back and there was a depression in the pillow,” Randoph’s sister Lori Neace told KOKI-TV. “She just got up like all of us, her toothbrush was still damp, you know, and we just don’t know what the day will bring.”
Randolph worked for the Federal Credit Union in the Murrah building.
Neace said her sister was in a meeting when the bomb went off at 9:02 a.m.
“She was literally writing on a notepad, they were preparing for an exam and the word gave way between them,” said Neace.
Randolph was the 101st person recovered from the basement, KOKI reported.
Years later, Neace said she wished she could tell her sister that she loves her and that she is so sorry she wasn’t here to be with her family.
Almost 800 people attended Randolph’s funeral.
“I think we don’t see the impact of our lives, we don’t see the impact we just have on our regulars every day until something like that really happens and that person is gone and the reality of what their presence meant is really strong “, Neace told KOKI.