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Barbara P (Potter) Hodgkins

June 24, 1937 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 80)

Whitefield- Barbara P. Hodgkins went to be with her parents and brothers on January 29, 2018.

Barbara was born on June 24, 1937 in Gardiner, Me the first of four children to Roy B. Potter Sr. and Mildred Smith Potter and lived in Whitefield all her life. On April 19, 1957 she married Dallas M. Hodgkins and together they raised four children, who all survive her: Cheryl Sawyer and her husband Bill, Greg Hodgkins, Daryl Hodgkins and Doreen Hodgkins.

Barbara worked as a lab technician for Augusta Hospital; worked 16 years as a receptionist for Dr. Hinck in Damariscotta; was co-owner of Dal’s Lunch; worked 16 years as an office supervisor for Dr. Kilgour in Augusta, as well as working Hospice for many years.

Barbara’s greatest joy was her family and she enjoyed celebrating many holiday gatherings, especially Christmas. She was talented at braiding rugs, knitting, crocheting and quilting alongside her BFF Donna McKenzie. She was a fan of NASCAR Racing and enjoyed vacations in many locations as she loved traveling. She went on many adventures with her travel buddy Pauline Webb. Barbara was a devoted Baptist and was a member of Eastern Star.

Barbara was predeceased by her younger brothers Roy B. Potter Jr. (Pete) and Richard R. Potter (Dick). She is survived by her younger brother John Potter; her four children; four grandchildren, Jayson Goranson and wife Kimberly, Justin Goranson, Jamie Thompson and Brad Snell; and eight great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Country Manor, Beacon Hospice, as well as Lynn Glidden, Vanessa Bailey, and Pam Fenderson for all their care and consideration.

No visiting or funeral services will be held until spring, when we will have a graveside service.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer Association would be appreciated.

Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C Scarborough, ME 04074

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter
383 US Route One Suite 2C Scarborough, Maine 04074,

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