Mary Elizabeth Smith, 92, of Lutheran Social Services, formerly of Jamestown and Dewittville, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
She was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Falconer, N.Y. the daughter of Earl and Pearl Eldridge.
Mary attended Stockton Union School and graduated in 1937. She continued her education at Hiedleberg College, Buffalo School of Art and Buffalo Beauty School. In her earlier years, she was an accomplished artist. She also operated a beauty shop in her home on Forest Avenue for several years.
Mary Elizabeth Smith
She married Gilbert S. Smith in 1941. She was very active with the Newcomers, Remocwens, DAV auxiliary and several bridge clubs. Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jamestown. She was an avid bridge player, swam regularly at the YMCA and loved taking care of her properties on beautiful Lake Chautauqua. Even at age 89, Mary could be seen riding her lawn tractor on her four-acre property.
She is survived by her two sons: William and Gregory (Linda) Smith of Jamestown; daughter Patricia Dymond of St Cloud, Fla.; four grandchildren: Troy D. Smith (Cherie) of Dewittville, Brett Shafer of Jamestown, Jamie M. Smith of Jamestown and Adam M. Smith of Melbourne, Australia; three great-grandchildren: Nathan (Laura) and Tiffany Smith of Tuscon, Ariz., and Chad Marino of Jamestown; and one great-great-grandchild, Gavin Troy Smith of Tuscon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in 1983; her son, Robert P., in 2012; and her granddaughter, Lisa Lynn Smith in 1987.
A memorial service will be held for Mary this summer. You may leave a tribute at http://maryelizabethsmith.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 733 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or the Jamestown YMCA, 101 E 4th St., Jamestown, NY 14701.