ORLAND – Mildred E. Soper, 95, died May 25, 2006, in Orland. She was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Orland, daughter of Ivyl L. and Josephine S. (Ames) Hutchins. Mildred graduated from the Castine Normal School and was a former member of Riverside Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Orland. She loved to cook and enjoyed boating and lobster cookouts with her family. She is survived by four sons, Charles Soper and his wife, Lucille, of Orland, Edwin Soper and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ellsworth, James Soper and his wife, Marion, of Florida, David Soper and his wife, Susan, of Bucksport; a daughter, Pat Downs and her husband, Bruce, of Orland; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Horace P. Soper in 1997; two children, Paul and Marie; and two brothers and their wives, Guy and Vivian Hutchins, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hutchins. Graveside services will be announced at a later date by the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.