TULSA, Okla. — Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
For one family, Sunday is more than an anniversary. It’s a time to remember the loss of a Jill Randolph, a beloved sister and aunt.
Randolph left for work on April 19, 1995, not knowing how the day would forever shape Oklahoma’s history.
“Her bedcovers 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 do, her toothbrush was still wet, you know, and we just don’t know what a day holds.”
Randolph worked at 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 legal pad, they were preparing for an audit and the floor gave way between them,” Neace said.
Randolph was the 101st person recovered from the basement area, KOKI reported.
Years later, Neace said she wishes she could tell her sister she loves her, and that she's so sorry she wasn't here to be with her family.
Nearly 800 people attended Randolph’s funeral.
“I believe we don’t realize the impact of our life, we don’t realize the influence we are of just our regular every day, until really something like this happens, and that person is gone and the reality of what their presence meant is really strong,” Neace told KOKI.
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