Barbara S. Hopkins


Barbara S. Hopkins passed away in Ellsworth on Sept. 6, 2018, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Charleston on Oct. 27, 1929, the daughter of Milford and Addie (Robbins) Strout.

Barbara attended Charleston schools and Higgins Classical Institute, where she met the love of her life. She attended Beal College, but in the end decided to work at home and raise her family. She was a life member of Eastern Star, a member of the Victory Grange and a member of the East Bucksport Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years, and an active member of the Bucksport Senior Citizen Club, in which she served as president. She was very proud of her 52 years of volunteer work for the county 4-H program and was a big part in opening and maintaining the 4-H food booth at the Blue Hill Fair. During her years with 4-H, she received many state and county awards for her work. Over the years she has touched many lives in her volunteer work.

Barbara is survived by a daughter, Methel Wilbur and her husband, Joey, of Eastbrook, grandson, Justin and great-grandsons, Isaac and Logan, a daughter, Sandra Nason and partner Bernard of Ruskin, Fla., granddaughter, Jennifer Nason and her partner Jeff, great-granddaughter, Piper, all of Panama City, Fla., a step-grandson, Zachary Jordan, and his partner Courtney, step-great-grandchildren, Marah and Grahm, a brother, Maurice of Charleston, a sister, Nathalie Trafton of Corinth, several sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, friends, and three very special children, Lucas, Jay and Olivia Jordan.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cortland Living Center for their care of Barbara.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Boyd Hopkins, six brothers, Norman, Paul, Malcolm, Keith, Robert and Donald, one sister, Muriel Sawyer, three sisters-in-law, Ethel, Margaret and Marilyn.

Donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the building fund c/o Franklin Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1727, Bucksport, ME 04416.

Visiting hour will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10-11 a.m., with a memorial service to follow immediately at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St, Bucksport. Refreshments will follow the memorial service at the Franklin Street United Methodist Church.