1999 – 2015

PORTLAND — Regan N. Kauf, 16, of Bethel passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a valiant battle with the complications of leukemia.

Regan was born in Carbondale, Ill., on April 15, 1999, the daughter of Steven and Kristie (Dilley) Kauf and was in her junior year at Telstar High School, where she was very active and passionate about theater and drama. She loved the stage and performing and had the time of her life in the spring musical.

She worked as a camp counselor at Deepwood Farm in Albany for many years, mentoring younger kids about horses. She loved being at the barn with all of the other horse lovers and was privileged enough to have her own horse, secret keeper and best friend named Quigley.

Regan and her mom moved to Bethel in 2005.

Her brother, Kristofer Kauf, predeceased her in 2001.

Regan leaves behind her mother, Kristie of Bethel; her father, Steve and his wife, Donna, of Louisiana; her sister, Samm Davidson and her husband, Matt, of Iowa; her “stepbrother,” Austin Jodrey; and her best friend, Luke Davis, his mom, Susan, his sister, Katie, and his sweet nieces, Gabby, Emma and Gracie. She also leaves behind her friends, Steve and Sandy Cole. She also has many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, near and far.

In addition, she was a proud member of the Telstar Class of 2017 and will be missed by all.

Regan was vibrant and loving and a beautiful soul. She was a wonderful daughter and friend.

Regan was a brave young lady who faced her leukemia diagnosis with courage and bravery and had people praying and cheering her on across this country and across the oceans. She will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the amazing doctors and nurses and staff at Maine Medical Center for their kindness and care of Regan during her illness. In addition, a thank-you to the staff of the Maine Children’s Cancer Program for making this journey more bearable.

Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Jessica Pollard — thank you for believing in this brave and wonderful girl.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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