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Janis Rand

Date of Death: December 6, 2020

Date of Birth: January 17, 1936


Auburn- Janis Rand returned to the Lord on December 6, 2020 after a short decline.  She was born to Ada (Gould) and George Rand on January 17, 1936. She was the 6th child of 10, all of whom have passed.  She grew up in foster care with Bertha Yeaton from the age of 12 in Poland, Maine at the Methodist Campground. She graduated from Edward Little HS in 1954, went on to Gorham Teachers' College and then to Boston University for a Masters in Religious Education. At the Methodist Church in Arlington MA, she met and later married James Rand, who had the same last name. They moved to Auburn in 1965 and had a small hobby farm with goats.  She taught second grade at Sherwood Heights School for many years and they owned Valetone Cleaners, where they both worked after her retirement from teaching.  She is survived by her two children, Nancy and her husband Tony Linz, and son, Tom Rand, and her former daughter in law, Nicole.  She had many grandchildren and great grandchildren that brought joy to her final years.

Due to the pandemic the family is postponing a celebration of life party until the summer of 2021


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewiston or any charity that helps those in need. 

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