Obituary: Brenda Rosemond (Durrell) Calden


Brenda Rosemond (Durrell) Calden

PERU – Brenda Rosemond (Durrell) Calden, 73, died August 18, 2022.

Brenda was the daughter of the late Richmond Lyle Durrell and Hazel May Durrell, born October 6, 1948. She attended Peruvian Elementary School and Dirigo High School, graduated from Brewer Cosmetology School in July 1969 and attended Rumford University/Mexico. center and graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in mental health and social services.

Brenda was a member of the Peruvian Baptist Church, a substitute teacher in area schools, babysat many children, and worked as a caregiver in the last years of her life.

Brenda had horses for many years and loved people and socializing. Brenda enjoyed campfires, cribbage and snacks with her best friends, Lucille Small and Jackie Pelletier, and painting lessons with Yvonne Allen on Tuesdays.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Tim Calden, to whom she was married for 46 years; his son, John Calden and his wife Roxanne Calden of Clearwater, Florida, his four stepchildren, Dennis, Ronnie, Rickie and Cathy Calden; his grandson, John Lyle Calden, his fiancée Ashley Payne and their children Stella, Mason and Carter, of Dixfield; a granddaughter, Lauren Bradley, her husband James Bradley and their daughters Lydia and Madison Bradley, of Peru; a goddaughter, Abigail Shaw of New Gloucester; and a sister Cindy Haines from Peru.

A service will be held at the Baptist Church of Peru on Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at her home in Peru.

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