LAMOINE – Frances Foster Stickney, 90, died peacefully May 18, 2006, at her home in Lamoine. She was born July 14, 1915, in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of the Rev. Arthur I. and Hattie (Magill) Foster. Frances graduated from Perry High School in Perry, Ga. in 1931 and earned a bachelor of arts in education from the University of Georgia in 1935, graduating just before her 20th birthday. She was named to the following honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon and Kappa Delta Pi. Frances taught high school mathematics in Georgia and Virginia as well as additional classes in history and English. She completed course work to become a certified school librarian. During World War II, Frances trained in radar operation and maintenance and worked at Warner Robbins Air Material Depot in Georgia teaching technical math and radar repair and writing instruction manuals. She later worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey as a technical writer and editor for the radar program. Frances married Maine native Fernald S. Stickney in 1946 and they continued to live in New Jersey, raising a family and participating in the West Essex Camera Club and many activities involving their children, including scouts, music lessons, church and school activities. She was a den mother, Sunday school teacher and coordinator of a volunteer program in the school library. The Stickneys built a summer home in Lamoine and enjoyed sailing, gardening, camping and travel. Fernald and Frances moved permanently to Lamoine upon his retirement in 1965. Frances became involved in the community and continued many of her lifelong interests. She was a member of the Lamoine Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and member of the finance committee, music committee and the women’s organization. She played the organ at services for 25 years and provided floral arrangements from her gardened at hundreds of worship services. She was a member and past president of the Ellsworth Garden Club. She was a member of the Hancock County Quilters Guild and gave talks and instructions in quilting. She was also a prolific seamstress, spending countless hours creating handmade clothing for her extended family. One of her greatest joys was becoming a grandmother. “Granny” loved to sew baby clothes, party dresses and doll outfits. She made biscuits and cookies with her grandchildren and delighted in their visits. Her fine cooking was well known and appreciated by family, guests and at bake sales and church suppers. Her gardens produced vegetables and fruit for jam, as well as fresh and dried flowers. Frances had many talents and a natural ability to teach. She was generous and received joy in helping others. After her husband’s death, she served from 1979 to 1983 on the board of directors of Instrument Specialties, Co. Inc., of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., her husband’s business. Frances was predeceased by her husband in 1979; and by her brother, Ivan Magill Foster. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Stickney) Ackerman and her husband, Dr. Joel Ackerman, of Ellsworth; two sons, Arthur Stickney of Hillsborough, N.H. and William Stickney and his wife, Lisa, of Cresco, Pa.; six grandchildren, Kerry (Ackerman) and her husband, Kevin Novello, Sandra (Stickney) and her husband, Andrew Birr, Dr. Jennifer Stickney and her husband, Dr. Enrique Torres, James Stickney, Amy (Ackerman) and her husband, 1st Lt. Eric Groover, Thomas Stickney; and three great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Olivia and Marguerite, a yet unborn great-grandson, several cousins, a niece and nephew in Texas and other extended family. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to four very special caregivers, Dottie, Kristy, Jan and Remona. A celebration of her life will be held noon Sunday, May 28, at the Lamoine Baptist Church, Lamoine, with the Rev. David Henry officiating. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ memory may be made to the Lamoine Baptist Church, 24 Lamoine Beach Rd., Lamoine, ME 04605 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160 B, Portland ME 04101.