WATERVILLE, ME--Shirley M. Dickey, wife of Donald I. Dickey of Waterville, ME, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at EMMC in Bangor, ME after an extended illness. Shirley was born in Waterville, ME on December 26, 1929, to Charles and Aurea (Goodno) Crosby. She graduated from Waterville High School and from Thomas College with a business degree at the age of 49. Shirley married Donald Dickey on August 15, 1948. She is survived by her husband; their son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Celeste Dickey; their daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark DeRose (diRosario); grandchildren, Nicholas DeRose and Kate Mealey; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Isabella DeRose; her sister, Delnette Clark; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Joanne Crosby; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Everett and Janet Dickey; sisters-in-law, Glenna Towle, Betty Noren, and Marilyn Dickey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Shirley was predeceased by their daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Richard Amedy; and her sister, Charlene Leggett. During Shirley’s high school years she worked at Woolworth’s and Atherton Furniture Store and in later years taught Adult Education classes through the Winslow School Department. She was very active in her community as a 4-H Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and Sunday School teacher. Shirley was a member of the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Clinton Evening Extension and Historical Society, Beta Sigma Phi, and the Garden Clubs in Waterville, ME and in Lady Lake, Florida where she and her husband wintered for 28 years. Shirley enjoyed traveling through the U.S., Canada, and Europe and spending summers at their cottage on Snow Pond and raising their children in Clinton. She was an avid reader, passing this love on to her children. Shirley was also very patriotic and proud to be the daughter of a WWI Veteran and wife of a WWII Veteran. Even as a teenager, Shirley and her sisters sang for the WWII troop trains. There will be no funeral service. A celebration of life and committal service at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brown Memorial Public Library, 53 Railroad St., Clinton, ME 04927. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, ME.