ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. — Sylvia Bickford (“Bickie”) Webster, 89, a longtime resident of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Florida, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving husband and family.
She was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, and graduated with a degree in Biology from Skidmore College. She married William H. Webster (“Bill”) in 1952 after Bill returned from service in the Korean Conflict.
Bickie was an accomplished tennis player and, in her later years, took up golf, which she and her husband, Bill, played for many years throughout each summer. She loved to cook, garden, paint and play Scrabble, a game she rarely lost. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family, either at the family summer cottage in Maine, their historic cape house in Sanbornton, or Anna Maria Island, Florida.
After her three kids went off to college, Bickie worked in the accounting department at the Laconia Clinic for almost 20 years until her retirement in the early 1990s.
Bickie is survived by her husband of 67 years, William H. Webster, age 91; her eldest daughter, Katherine E. Webster, who resides with her husband, Bob Foy, in Northern Ireland; her daughter, Nance D. Webster, of Laconia, New Hampshire; and Robert J. Webster and wife Susan G. Webster, who reside in Atlanta, Georgia. Bickie also had three loving grandsons, Ryan Webster Curtis who resides in Dover, New Hampshire, and J. Will Webster and Jonathan H. Webster, both of whom reside in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by a loving family of cousins, nieces, and nephews, who all treasured their Aunt Bick.
Bickie was predeceased by her mother, Blanche Nutting Bickford; her father, Jason F. Bickford of Nashua, New Hampshire; her brother, William Bickford of Salem, New Hampshire; and her twin brother, Robert N. Bickford of Nashua, New Hampshire.
The family will have a private memorial celebration at a later date.
Bickie loved bird watching and, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Audubon Society or Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton, Maine.