Shirley Maycele (Wing) Randall

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Shirley Maycele (Wing) Randall

August 13, 1953 - July 20, 2018

Orrington Shirley Maycele (Wing) Randall, 97, died on July 20, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center. She was born on September 10, 1920, in Columbus, Kansas, the youngest child of Clarissa (Lynn) and Sherman Wing. She married Arthur Gordon Randall of Meriden, Connecticut, on August 13, 1953.
Shirley received an undergraduate degree in food science from Kansas State University and later a Master's degree from Columbia University.
She served as a nutritionist with the US Army during World War II, participating in the landing at Normandy Beach.
She was a registered dietitian and was a consulting dietitian for several area nursing homes.
When she first arrived in Maine, Shirley didn't know how to swim. She took lessons at the Bangor YWCA, ultimately becoming a qualified instructor. She taught many swimming classes, including those for children with special needs.
Shirley especially enjoyed line dancing, braiding rugs, and gardening. She had many friends in TOPS and was a faithful member of the Brewer chapter.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Randall and her husband, David Hill, of Monmouth, Maine; and by a son, Dr. Charles Randall and his wife, Dr. Susan Newhouse, of Merrimac, Massachusetts; and by a granddaughter, Katie Randall.
The funeral will be at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Shirley's life is planned for August.
Published on July 26, 2018
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JUNE E. SENDROWSKI
Aug 05, 2018
A POEM I WROTE MANY YEARS AGO
to my soul friend Shirley

I can't recall the why's or when
i met the woman up the road
but Shirley attracted me right from the start
with her youthful spirit, independence and kindness.
my friend evokes peace and wisdom,
acceptance, hard work, right livelihood.
her day are full of music, exercize, outdoors sharing with nature,
animals. and still she has time to serve many others still.
she's an ageless and timeless spirit... a kindred spirit to me
very close to my heart.
i love and respect my friend.
she has taught me many things in such a short while
i hope i can only bring some joy into her life.... she gives me so much more
my guardian angel, my true frien
...d forever...Read more
Ira Weissman
Jul 31, 2018
I remember Shirley so fondly. She was so generous of her caring, her enthusiasm, and her time. She worked with students from the Life Skills Program at Hampden Academy for many years - working in the "Y" pool and at outings at her farm. She treated everyone with the same respect and expectations; just because you had a disability did not exempt you from being fully involved in the activity. Shirley's energy was seemingly infinite - just a couple of years ago she confided to me that she was slowing down as she got older. When I asked what had changed, she answered, "I only go dancing now three or four nights a week!" May Shirley's memory always be a blessing.
Mary Fox Fyer
Jul 26, 2018
I worked at Westgate Manor in Bangor Maine. Shirley was the consulting dietician. I always enjoyed working with her. She was a skilled professional who loved her work and the people she came in contact with. I had great respect for her and admired her greatly. So sorry to see of her passin
g, my deepest condolences to all her family.
June Sendrowski
Jul 26, 2018
I used to live in Orrington , Maine for many years and came to know Shirley. She was a true inspiration to me in so many ways. She gardened, pruned her apple trees, walked her dog miles a day, and was an independent spirit full of light and generosity. She taught me how to play the recorder and I played with her and others for a long while. Always welcoming, always a loving soul I will remember her with fond memories. I wrote a poem about her once and will try to find it and post it.
Love you Shirley. I will see you again one of these days.
Fondly, June