GOULDSBORO – Debbie J. Sassaman, 50, died at her home on Gouldsboro Point surrounded by her family Aug. 4, 2004, following a long illness. She was born May 13, 1954, at Gouldsboro, the daughter of Shirley and Thelma (Haycock) Johnson. Debbie was a graduate of Sumner High School and worked as a childcare provider for 25 years before working with the elderly. She also worked as an Avon sales representative for 30 years selling from Maine to Virginia and Scotland. She was a caring kindhearted person who loved people. Despite her multiple illnesses she clung to her faith and sense of humor. Debbie was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Steuben for 33 years. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Earl Sassaman; and daughter, Nichole Sassaman of Gouldsboro; four brothers, Lewis Johnson and wife, Merrilene, of Cherryfield, Barry Johnson of Jonesport, Peter Johnson and companion, Elaine, of Burnham, Dale Johnson of Etna; three sisters, Alice Vance and Maxine and her husband, Edward Stanley, all of Gouldsboro, Arlene and husband, Harry Robinson, of Herman; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence Haycock; and one sister, Lottie Cowperthwaite. She will be remembered by many special friends and a special child, Kaytie. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Route 1, Steuben, ME 04680.