Niagara Gazette


January 2, 2013

Etta May Smith


Etta May (Wilson) Smith, a longtime resident of Niagara Falls, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 in Elder Wood at Wedgewood Nursing Home, Amherst. She was 87. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on June 24, 1925, a daughter of William and Ellen (Wilson) Wilson, Jr.
A bookkeeper, Mrs. Smith worked for the former Moore Business Forms and William Wilson Trucking. She was a sales clerk for the former Biers Department Store and Jenss Department Store in the former Summit Park Mall. She also was a flower designer for Harris and Lever Florist. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls who enjoyed sewing, crafts and knitting afghans for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three children, David A. Smith (Pamela) of Amherst, Michael J. Smith (Alice) of Niagara Falls and Deborah L. Landes (Forrest) of Kenmore; a brother, William J. Wilson of Niagara Falls; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Harvey Smith, Jr. in February of 1990; and her siblings, George Wilson, Oscar Wilson, Infant William R. Wilson and Dorothy Srock.
The family will be present on Friday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 1 PM. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.

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