Name:   Gracia F. (Boyer) Edmonds

From:  The Salamanca Press, Salamanca, New York
Date:  October 25, 2004

GREAT VALLEY — Gracia F. Edmonds, 88, of Route 219, died Wednesday evening, (Oct. 20, 2004) at the Waters of Allegany.

Born Feb. 17, 916 in Red House, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Fannie Pratt Boyer.
Mrs. Edmonds was married in Salamanca on July 31, 1937 to the late Richard H. Edmonds, who predeceased her in July of 2004.

Mrs. Edmonds was a homemaker, who enjoyed being with her family. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and she loved to cook.
Prior to her marriage she was employed at the Administration Building Restaurant in Allegany State park.  She was a member of the former United Methodist Church in Salamanca and the Kill Buck Home Bureau.

Surviving are one daughter: Donna Hart of Route 219, Great Valley; one son, Jerry (Myrna) Edmonds of Route 219, Great Valley; one grandson, Paul Hart of Great Valley; one sister, Betty Lawrence of Rome; one brother, Gerald Boyer of Jamestown.

Friends called from 1 to 2 p.m. today, at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc., Funeral Home, 25 River St., at which time funeral services were held with the Rev. Robert Thomas, pastor of the United Congregational Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Steamburg Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company.