Benton, ME --Alice Carrie Perkins, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 12, 2015, as she passed away at Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home in Waterville, ME. She had been in declining health over the last few months. \r\n\r\nShe was born in Van Buren on July 26, 1923, daughter of Maurice W. Perkins and Hattie (Broad) Perkins.\r\n\r\nShe moved with her family, in 1927, to Albion, ME, where her parents operated a dairy farm. She graduated from Besse High School Albion, ME in 1942, and attended two years at Husson College in Bangor, ME. \r\n\r\nShe worked for Colby College from 1944-1946. It was then she left the farm and went to work as a secretary for Christian Missionary Alliance in New York City, where she retired after 34 years of service. During those years she came home for six years and worked at the University of Maine for the Public Broadcasting System. \r\n\r\nShe didn’t learn to drive until later in life, and her first car was a Volkswagen Beetle. She was a member of the Albion Christian Church, and Christian Writer’s Group. Her hobbies were writing short stories, poems, and researching the Perkins Family Tree. She loved taking nature walks in the woods, enjoyed plants, flowers, insects, and animals. However, birdwatching was her all-time favorite. \r\n\r\nShe spent several months in Peru, as a short term missionary, and made many lasting friends that she had corresponded with over the years. After her retirement she cared for her older sister, Iva, in her declining years. Alice was never married, but enjoyed her large family, especially nieces, and nephews.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Roy Perkins, Guy Perkins, and Fred Perkins; three sisters, Iva (Perkins) Knights, Verna (Perkins) Blake, and Ruth (Perkins) Murch; and two nephews, Daniel Blake, Jr., and Guy Perkins, Jr.\r\n\r\nShe is survived by five nieces; Betty Bradstreet, Linda Wiggin, Mary Rowe, Prudy Marcoux, and Geneva Perkins; six nephews, David Blake, Maurice Perkins, Kim Perkins, Theodore Perkins, Henry Perkins, and Kenneth Murch; plus many great nieces, and great nephews. \r\n\r\nAunt Alice was a very special lady, likeable, interesting, and a witty individual. We enjoyed hearing of her many stories, adventures, and travel that she experienced over the years. We will miss her very much.\r\n\r\nA time of visiting will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 16 at Albion Christian Church, 51 Main St., Albion, ME. Burial will follow at Number Four Cemetery in Albion, ME.