AUBURN – Edwina Perkins Upham, 92, died Tuesday, May 12, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Her three children were at her side.

She was born on July 10, 1916, in Auburn, the first-born child of Edwin Moses and Gertrude Rose Perkins. She lived in Auburn all her life and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1934. On Jan. 21, 1939, she married Fergus Upham of Waban, Mass., whom she had met on a blind date at Bowdoin College. Theirs was a marriage that lasted almost 67 years until the death of Fergus in January 2006.

For her, it was all about family. While she worked for doctors, John James and Frederick Lidstone for a number of years, it was her husband, her children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who gave meaning and great joy to her life. She will be missed by us all.

For many years, she was active in the High Street Congregational Church of Auburn and the Parish Guild of the church. She was also a member of the Taylor Pond Yacht Club and the Auburn Art Club. She greatly enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, bridge and bowling,

In 2004, she and Fergus moved to Schooner Estates, where she reconnected with old friends and made many new ones.

Her surviving family includes her children, Janice of Auburn; Tom and wife, Judy, of Wilton; their three children, James of Lake Placid, N.Y., Hannah of Boulder, Colo., and Betsy of Portland; Jim and wife, Susan, of Bath; their daughter and son-in-law, Gretchen and Brian Fleming of Norway; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Abby and Libby Fleming; a sister, Laura Haskell; a brother, Ervin Perkins; as well a many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband; and a brother, Dwight Perkins.

The family would like to thank the Home Hospice Team of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, the staff at Hospice House and her private caregivers for their loving care and support.

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