Dresden-Barbara Yates Perkins, 85, of Dresden and Bowdoinham passed away on April 9, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston from complications of surgery. She was born on August 2, 1932 the daughter of the late Vernon C and Rita (Thurlow) Yates. Barbara married her late husband Elwood Perkins of Dresden, they were married 62 years before his passing. In her younger years Elwood and Barbara would love motorcycling and spending lots of Winters in Florida. She enjoyed being with people, playing cards, puzzles, shopping, feeding and watching the birds, summers up the bluff with family and friends. She always had the biggest genuine hugs to all she knew. Barbara worked all her life until she retired 22 years ago form Clarostat in Richmond. She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Rita Yates, sister Janet Marshall and her husband Roger and brother in law Arthur Smith. Barbara leaves behind two sons Dana Perkins and wife Theresa of Milo, Russell Perkins and wife Kelly of Dresden, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Natalie Smith of Brunswick, brother Vernon Yates and wife Joyce of Florida, several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will take place on June 7th at 11am at Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden with a gathering to follow on the Perkins Rd., Dresden. in Barbara's memory donations may be made to the Maine Center for Cancer, Brunswick Maine 04011. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.