Wilma C. (Rocker) Smith, 89, went to be with Our Lord Sunday evening, June 3, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

Wilma C. (Rocker) Smith, 89, went to be with Our Lord Sunday evening, June 3, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.

Wilma was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Wayland, the daughter of Raymond and Clara (Ritz) Rocker.

Wilma and Ralph “Duby” Smith were married Sept. 27, 1943, and together they celebrated over 64 years of marriage. Wilma’s employment career included a few different companies that included the Gunlocke Company, Jay Ryder’s and Birdseye. Her greatest joy, though, was being a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother of seven children, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her hobbies were many as Wilma enjoyed collecting coins, bird watching, gardening and spending time with her family. Wilma was a Gold Star Mother, a Wayland Legion Auxiliary Member for life and past president from 1971 to 1974. She started “The Doer’s,” an organization that packed coffee cans with essential items to area soldiers in Vietnam. Wilma was also a life communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland.

Wilma was pre-deceased by her parents, Raymond and Clara Rocker; her husband, Ralph “Duby” Smith in February of 2008; two sons, PFC William P. Smith in January of 1968 and Alan J. Smith in January of 1994; her sister, Delores Rocker; brother, George Rocker; sister-in-law, Pauline Rocker; and brother-in-law, James Huver. She is survived by her children, Robert (Pat) Smith of Rochester, Diane (George) Paul of Lakeville, Sharon (Ron) Hill of Wayland, Carol Smith-Morgan of Wayland and Anita (Eric) Traphagen of Wake Forest, N.C.; her sister, Jean Huver of Olean; her grandchildren, Danielle, Brett and Rene Smith, Mike and John Paul, Chrissy (Will) Pritchett, Michelle (Bret) Wilcox, Hollie Hill (Eric Schoenfeld), Alan Morgan, Dillon and Dustin Traphagen, Melissa and Adam Smith; her great-grandchildren, Skylar and Meagan Pritchett and Caleb Wilcox; several nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors and her special friend and companion, her cat Buddy.

Wilma’s family and friends called June 13 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland with a prayer service June 14 at the funeral home followed by the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland. Interment and committal prayers at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Wilma C. Smith’s memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830; the Wayland Ambulance Company, East Naples St., Wayland, NY 14572 or to the PFC William P. Smith scholarship fund, c/o Wayland-Cohocton Central School, Rte. 63, Wayland, NY 14572.