ALICE ELEANOR HOPKINS
CORINNA & PALMYRA – Alice Eleanor Hopkins, 85, died peacefully May 15, 2003 at her home in Palmyra surrounded by her family. She was born January 6, 1918 a daughter of Amos and Della (Keene) Harris. She was a graduate of Mechanic Falls High School, Class of 1935; and Farmington State Normal School (University of Maine at Farmington), Class of 1938. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at the University of Maine at Orono in 1965. Alice taught in several rural schools for 7 years before she married Carl Alfred Hopkins. Later she taught at the Corinna Elementary School for 15 years. After retiring from teaching, Alice was very active with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Eastern Maine, and also the Hospital Chaplaincy Service. She was a member of the Corinna United Methodist Church, where she was Sunday School Superintendent for a number of years. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Corinna Senior Citizens Club. She was a past president of Penobscot Retired Teachers, and the Corinna Literary Club, a Past Secretary and Lecturer of the Dexter Grange, a Past Deputy of the East Somerset Pomona Grange and the Cleora Rebekah Lodge #111 of Corinna. Alice had been a Grange member for 70 years and had received all seven degrees. She enjoyed quilt making, handicrafts, gardening, reading and travel. Carl and Alice celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in June of 2000.
She is survived by 5 daughters, Ruth Hopkins of Winthrop, MA, Mrs. Willis (Beverly) Moody of Findlay, OH, Mrs. Thomas (Carlene) Muller of Poland Springs, Mary Anne Knowles of Palmyra and Cathy Hopkins of Lyman; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Hopkins of Dexter; 8 grandchildren, Heather Dennington and husband Jeff, Carolyn Donaldson and husband John, Catherine Knowles and husband Rick, Alexander Muller, Margaret Muller, Ryon Moody, Hilary and Jessica Stephenson; 5 great grandchildren, Steven and Elizabeth Dennington, Alice Donaldson, Samuel Donaldson, and Casey Honer; a very close nephew Arthur Harris, and many other nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her half brothers and sisters.
Friends may call 3-6 PM Sunday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, May 19th at the Corinna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dianne Danielson officiating. Burial will be in the Corinna Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral chapel.
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