1919 – 2003

WINTHROP – Adelaide E.’Betty” Chick, 83, a resident of South Main Street, Monmouth, died peacefully Wednesday morning, July 23, at Nicholson’s Nursing Home, following a brief illness.

She was born on Nov 29, 1919, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Ira F. and Nellie Casey Russell. “Betty” graduated from Bremen grade school 1933, Waldoboro High School 1937 and Bliss Business College 1941.

She served in the U.S. Navy as an Y3C, and was stationed in Quonset Point, R.I. On April 4, 1951 she married Arthur J. “Buster” Chick from Monmouth, in Vasselboro. They resided in Monmouth.

She had worked at Webster Rubber Co. of Sabattus, Bower Mill-Nashua Mfg., of Lewiston, Albany Felt Co. (now Tex-Tech) of North Monmouth Ret in 1954. She also worked many years for Chick’s Orchards Inc. with her husband, Buster, one of the founding brothers of the company.

She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters. She was a member of the United Church of Monmouth, very actively involved with the United Church Woman and the neighborhood tolepainting group.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family many friends and her cat, “Andy.”

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Butcher and her husband Dwain of Winthrop; one son, Keith Chick and his wife Laurie of Readfield; four grandchildren, Amy Lyn and Jennifer Lyn Butcher, Jacob Arthur and Kaitlyn Jaye Chick, and two nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur “Buster” Chick March 17, 1991, they were married 40 years; and a brother, William E. Russell in 1956.

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