Beth E. (Dodge) Hopkins, 63 of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly on March 18 at her home. She was born May 3, 1949, in Biddeford, the daughter of Earl and Madeline (Stevens) Dodge. Beth graduated from Mount View, class of ’67, and attended stewardess school in Minnesota. She went on to train for her Certified Nurses Assistant and started her work at Bradbury Nursing Home. Beth became employed at Waldo County General Hospital where she gave care to many patients for over 35 years while raising three children. Her family remembers it as one of her greatest enjoyments. She couldn’t pass up a yard sale, and also enjoyed gardening and planting her flowers.

She is predeceased by both parents and a brother, Steven Dodge. Beth is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Barry Hopkins of Belfast, Michelle “Missy” Turner and husband Jamie of Arizona, Richard “Rick” Hopkins of Belfast and Michael “Mike” Hopkins of Southwest Harbor, her siblings Bob Dodge of Jackson and Connie Hooper of Belfast, her beloved grandchildren Kassidy, Keagan, Kolby, Aaliyah and Kassandra, great-granddaughter Aubrey, several nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as her "thorn in her side" dog Jackson and many special friends.

A graveside burial will be announced in the spring. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Beth’s memory to Waldo County General Hospital, PO Box 287, Belfast, Maine, 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.