TURNER — Randall Alden Wells, 68, of Turner, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 16.

He was born Aug. 21,1949 in Lewiston, a son of the late Forrest and Phyllis (Alden) Wells. He attended local schools, graduating from Leavitt Institute in 1967.

He was a lifetime stone mason in Turner, a member of the First Universalist Church of Turner Center, a Mason and belonged to the Nezinscot Lodge No. 0101 Turner since 1972. He was president of Keene’s Mills Cemetery and one of the founding members of the “Save Leavitt Institute Committee.”

On Aug. 6, 2013, he married his longtime love, Nancy Clark, in Turner. He loved his mountain. He loved his Rooney, Connor, Avery and Sierra. He loved whitetail deer hunting, brook trout fishing and doing his masonry.

Among his many gifts to the community, he did the stone foundation under the old Turner Town House, donated the building of the chimney on the Institute Building, repaired the masonry in the basement room and restored the foundation of the Gingerbread House in Norway. These were but a few of the masonry artworks that can be found everywhere throughout Maine.

He will miss his good friends: George, Dale, Hartery, Abbott and the Buckfield Posse: Ted, Clint, Pork and Gene.


Randy celebrated life with his family. His family was the most important thing in the world to him. He brought the family together for over 32 years for weekly dinners, sharing many laughs and always telling his stories.

He is survived by his wife: Nancy Clark of Turner; two sons: Travis Wells and wife, Jen of Turner, Levi Wells and wife, Meghan of Turner; one daughter, Rachel Nichols and husband, Nick of New Sharon; one sister, Carolyn Honaker and husband, Scott of Turner; one brother, Dan Wells and wife, Pat of Boothbay Harbor; four grandchildren: Cameron, Connor, Avery and Sierra; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Calvin, and his sister, Kathryn.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Randall’s guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Randall A. Wells

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