WINTHROP – Erlene H. (Webster) Chick, 86, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta following a long illness. She was born at home in Auburn, Maine, on Nov. 21, 1932 the only daughter of the late Kenneth M. Webster, Sr. and Lillie (Buck) Webster.

Erlene was raised in Wales, Maine, and attended a one-room schoolhouse until eighth grade. She graduated from Monmouth Academy in the class of 1951, where there were a total of only twelve graduates. She excelled in bookkeeping, typing and general office work.

In 1953, she married her life partner, the love of her life, Richard Chick. After he graduated from radio and TV repair school in Boston, they moved back to Maine and she was his office manager and bookkeeper for Dick’s Radio & TV Repair Shop on Sand Hill in Augusta, all the while raising their four children. Erlene was Richard’s partner in all their business ventures and was a supportive and kind wife and mother. She treasured their multiple cross-country trips, in which they visited all but three states, and their 25th wedding anniversary adventure in Hawaii. Erlene was an avid reader, she loved crossword puzzles and she followed the Mark Trail comic strip faithfully since the mid 1960s. Erlene was also know for her works of art created with yarn, either knitted or crocheted. She was a quick-witted, proud person and all who met her have fond memories of their conversations with her. She will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Erlene was predeceased by her husband, Richard G. Chick Sr.; a son, Richard G. Chick Jr.; and three brothers: Donald Webster Sr., Kenneth Webster Jr. and Robert Webster.

She is survived by three children: Sterling R. Chick and his wife, Maureen Deger, of Bellingham, Wash., Andrea S. Willson and her husband Howard of Wellington, Fla., and Michael W. Chick and his wife Dedra of Augusta; 10 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Burial will be at a later date in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at

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