Floral 21


Judith Louise Smith Lee

June 17, 1929 ~ November 13, 2018 (age 89)

It is no small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done, to have advanced true friends .... 

Judith Louise Smith Lee, lover of anything that flowers, gracious host, faithful
servant and giver of the most exceptional hugs and kisses; passed away peacefully
on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.   Her family, known by both blood and love, was
with her. 
Judith was the daughter of John I. and Mabel Smith of Delhi NY.   She was also
predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Lee, Sr.
Those that will remember Judith with gratitude and love include her sons:  Robert,
Steven and John (James Byers) Lee, her beloved grandchildren Matthew, Megan,
Nathan and  Kathryn, brother-in-law, Thomas Lee, sister-in-law, Ann Smith and her
dog, Molly. 
Judith had the very special ability to see the potential, and beauty, in everything:
a pile of dirt and the will to become a garden, an empty room that will become
warm and inviting with her touch, her friends, and her less than perfect family. 
She loved fully and cared greatly about others.
Judith loved candles, her kids and grand kids, Miss Molly, her church family,
her garden and her home.  She was a very early adopter of healthy eating;
following the guidance from Adele Davis,  a noted author on the topic in the early 
1960's and only serving skim milk to her kids. She also was a believer in recycling;
restoring old furniture for use in her home and to share with other family members. 
Judith attended Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY as well as Cortland University.
During her lifetime she was also able to contribute, through membership, to the
work of the Lewiston Service Guild, the Lewiston Garden Club, the Gray Ladies
of Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, the Pink Ladies of Ransomville Hospital and
the Tatler Club.  As a fifty-plus year member of the First Presbyterian Church,
Judith taught Sunday school, represented the church on the Lockport Presbyterian
Home Auxiliary and held positions including Elder and Deacon on more than
one occasion. 
Arrangements that we hope will reflect and celebrate what made Judith very
special to so many of us will be made at the convenience of the family.  In lieu
of flowers, please consider a contribution to either the First Presbyterian Church
of Lewiston or Niagara Hospice. 
Judith; the Mom, the Grandma, and the friend; will be missed very much. 
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