CARIBOU – Nathalie Louise Johnson Lagerstrom, 97, wife of the late Carl Lagerstrom, died July 2, 2006, at a Caribou healthcare facility. She was born June 26, 1909, in Caribou, the daughter of John N. and Lydia F. (Englund) Johnson. All but the last eight years of her life, she lived in her home on outer Washburn Street, Caribou, in which she was born. Nathalie was a 1927 graduate of Caribou High School. While still a student there, she would deliver milk, eggs and butter on her way to school in a horse and buggy. After her father’s death in 1933, she worked at Clara Piper’s Stop and Shop in Caribou. On June 26, 1936, she married Carl Lagerstrom. Nathalie had a great love for flowers and the natural beauty of the countryside. The flowerbeds around her home and pond were a delight to the eye, as were her beautiful dried arrangements, which she created with great skill. For more than 25 years, she was an active member of the Caribou Garden Club. Nathalie loved the outdoors and was an avid cross-country skier, and enjoyed snowshoeing. In her earlier years, Mrs. Lagerstrom served as a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H leader for many years. Later, she volunteered at the Helen P. Knight School, was an active member of the Extension for more than 50 years and was also a member of the Caribou Historical Society. In recognition of these and numerous other services to the Caribou community, Nathalie was chosen for the Aroostook Women’s Calendar in 2000. A lifelong Lutheran, she was a member of the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent for many years, and later was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Mrs. Lagerstrom traveled to Europe, Washington and Florida. She also made many trips to Texas, to visit with family and enjoy the family festivities. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; and a son, John Lagerstrom. Mrs. Lagerstrom is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Walther and her husband, Roger, of Round Rock, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Marena Lagerstrom of Presque Isle; six grandchildren, Heidi Werchan-Walther and her husband, Michael, of Houston, Kristen Cepak of Round Rock, Texas, Bethany Fisher and her husband, Terry, of Thorndale, Texas, Trudy Cawley and her husband, Bob, of Presque Isle, Ann Block and her fiance, Donald Youker, of Scarborough, Paul Lagerstrom and his wife, Sarah, of Presque Isle; one stepgrandson, Greg Walther of Jonestown, Texas; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to honor Nathalie will be announced at a later date by the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Those who wish to honor Nathalie in a special way may make donations in her memory to the Lagerstrom Museum House, care of Linda Norsworthy, 1149 Sweden Rd., Woodland, ME 04736.