Elizabeth A. “Betty” LaVoy

Elizabeth A. “Betty” LaVoy, 72, loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 12, 2014, in her home at 201 Van Buren St., surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Kadicik Smith.

Prior to retirement, Betty worked at Acu-Rite and previously at Truck-Lite and Bausch and Lomb. She spent many hours volunteering at Meals on Wheels, St. Susan Center, the Chautauqua County Humane Society, and was an avid gardener. Betty loved her family dearly and also her pets.

Surviving are two daughters: Deborah (Steven) Monroe of Jamestown, and Barbara (Brian) Miller of Wampum, Pa.; a son, Michael LaVoy of Cherry Creek, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Christina Jackson, Hannah Monroe Ramirez, Travis Monroe, Anthony Miller, Samantha Berkenpas and Natalie Monroe; four great-grandchildren; her buddies: Owen Ramirez, Dylan Monroe, Essence Foust, Xavier Foust; a great-great-grandson, Kamryn Monroe; her brothers and sisters: Donna (Don) Gruol of Del Mar, Calif., Arthur (Carol) Smith of Batavia, N.Y., Susan (Jim) Slusarski of Fairport, N.Y., Peter Smith of Cherry Creek, N.Y., and Kathleen Smith of Taos, N.M.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her longtime companion, Leonard Nelson.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and for one hour prior to the service Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Betty at www.lindfuneralhome.com.