Harlene M. Soper passed away July 16, 2018, in Victor, N.Y. Daughter of William (Bill) Marvin Peckham Jr. and Hope Marie Peckham, Harlene was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Portland, Maine, and grew up in Northeast Harbor with her brothers, David A. Peckham (Yvonne C.) and Clarence W. Peckham (Brenda H.).
Harlene met the love of her life, Richard C. Soper, while in high school. They married and had two sons, R. Barry Soper and Brian W. Soper (Kathleen R.). The family moved to Victor, N.Y., where she raised the boys with her loving husband. She worked as a clerk for the town library for many years, was involved in the Victor Ambulance Corp., and enjoyed the Victor Garden Club as well as her own beautiful gardens. She was an avid reader, talented seamstress and amazing decorator. She made many beautiful crafts and loved to restore old furniture. She skied, sailed, canoed, motorcycled, hiked and camped with family and friends. She was more courageous than most people knew, a loving mother and grandmother, devoted wife and a caring friend to many.
In addition to her husband, sons and brothers, she is also survived by her three grandchildren, R. Cody Soper, J. Danielle Soper and Jordon W. Soper.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of life on Aug 26, 2018, from 3-6 p.m. at the Seaside UCC Parish Hall, 21 Summit Road, Northeast Harbor. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.