ELAINE I. NATICKS DOVER-FOXCROFT – Elaine I. Naticks, 90, passed away Sept. 23, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1917, in Monson, the daughter of Joseph and Judith (Olson) Natyks. She attended Monson and Dover-Foxcroft schools, graduating from Foxcroft Academy and Bryant & Stratton Commercial School of Boston. She worked as a secretary in Boston for several years before returning to Dover-Foxcroft in 1948. She continued her secretarial work in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft until her retirement from Pride Manufacturing Co., Guilford, in December 1979. Elaine was a longtime member of Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, the Senior Fitness class at Piscataquis YMCA, Ladies Golf Association in Guilford, and a former member of Junior Cosmopolitan Club. Elaine was an avid golfer for more than 30 years and a fan of the Atlanta Braves from the time they were in Boston. In high school, she participated in basketball and softball. She was proud of her Swedish heritage, and traveled to Sweden, Denmark and Norway to visit relatives and to see where her grandparents lived before they came to America. She was a devoted family person, and enjoyed the many family gatherings for picnics and get-togethers. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her brother, John S. Natyks of Dover-Foxcroft; two very special nieces and their husbands, Anabel and Robb Gray of Tucson, Ariz., and Lynn and Dennis Henderson of Malvern, Alaska; two great-nephews, Brandon Ackley and his wife, Nicole, of Greensboro, N.C., and Dustin Whitmore of Standish; a sister-in-law, Candida Venott of Dover-Foxcroft; several cousins and family members. Elaine was predeceased by her parents; and one brother, Henry W. Venott. At Elaine’s request, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the family lot at Dover Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 62, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are by Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.