Deana's Story

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Deana K. Isaac, 57, died Oct. 3, 2017, in UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, after succumbing to a three year-long battle with cancer.
Deana had resided for most of her life in Olive Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Edna Rayburn; one sister, Betty White; and four brothers, Tommy Rayburn, Stanley Rayburn, Jeffery Rayburn and Gary Rayburn.
Born to a large family, Deana quickly learned how to be independent, industrious, outgoing and joyful--traits that would serve her well her entire life and were lauded by all that knew her. She was very talented, creative and had found personal satisfaction and professional success in applying those qualities to her landscaping business, Bluegrass Blooms. What spare time she did have was spent in her own yard and garden, creating a beautiful and unique landscape that was admired by all.
Deana was a voracious consumer of literature. She had a great desire to constantly learn, whether it was a new skill or recipe or later in life when she went back to school at Ashland Technical College and working towards a degree.
Deana's sparkling personality, quick wit and ready ability to laugh made her a person that many would gravitate to. She was a wonderful and loving mother to her two daughters, Nana to her adored grandson and a faithful member of Oakland Church.
Deana is survived by her daughters, Jessica (Chad) Goulding and Danielle (Christopher) Goulding; one grandson, Eathan Parker; six sisters, Helen Masters, Melvea Henson, Joanne Jordan, Peggy White, Sue Bond and Vicki Rayburn; and four brothers, Larry Rayburn, Johnny Rayburn, Randy Rayburn and Harley Rayburn.
A Celebration of Deana's life will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Carter Caves.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Deana's honor to GreenHouse17 at greenhouse17.org/donate-now.
Published on November 10, 2017
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