PORTLAND — Deborah Lee Caldwell Randall, 56, died at her home in Portland on March 4.
She was born March 17, 1955, to Beulah Jean Shaw Caldwell and Phillip Vaughn Caldwell of Patten. She graduated from Katahdin High School.
Randall owned and operated Mt. Ephraim Kennel in Searsport until 1989 where she bred and raised German Shepherds. She was a professional show handler, expert obedience trainer and member of the American Kennel Club. She loved wildlife and the outdoors. She was an avid camper, fisherman and swimmer. She used her green thumb to nurture her many vegetables and house plants. She was a bright and lively lady with many friends of all ages who loved her open mind and ready laugh.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sonya Irish Root, Cassie Irish and Mariah Randall; her granddaughters, Maren and Annaleigh Root; brother, Delmot Caldwell; two nieces, Tara Prespolis and Raquel Lane and their children, Amber and Ellie Tapley and Sydney and Garett Sanders.
There was a gathering for friends and family at her daughter Sonya’s house on March 9. An interment is planned for the spring at the Caldwell plot in Sherman Mills Cemetery.